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2. Harrimanella hypnoides (Linnaeus) Coville, Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci. 3: 575. 1901.

Andromeda hypnoides Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 393. 1753; Cassiope hypnoides (Linnaeus) D. Don

Stems forming loose mats; branches lax, tips barely, if at all ascending. Leaves loosely appressed; blade linear to subulate, 2-3 × 0.5-0.8 mm, (ciliolate), apex acute. Pedicels (deep red), 0.7-1.5 cm, 3+ times longer than leaves at anthesis. Flowers erect; sepals ovate, ca. 2 mm; corolla white, ca. 4 × 3 mm, lobes distinct for ca. 1/2 their lengths, tips not recurved; stamens to 1.5 mm. Capsules 2-3.5 mm diam. 2n = 32, 48.

Flowering Jul-Aug. Damp, sheltered places in tundra at lower elevations, and in alpine or subalpine meadows, often in damp soil where snow drifts form; 50-1900 m; Greenland; Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., Nunavut, Que.; Maine, N.H., N.Y.; n Europe.

Harrimanella hypnoides has not been collected in New York state in more than a century and is presumed extirpated there.


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