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Pink Mountain-heath - Phyllodoce empetriformis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Stems to 30 cm. Leaves to 12 mm long, dark green with a shallow, medial furrow on the upper surface. Flowers: pedicel reddish; calyx lobes ovate, reddish; corolla bell-shaped, lobes short, revolute, light to deep reddish-violet; style exserted (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
YT south to CA and WY.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 125

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Pink Mountain-heath — Phyllodoce empetriformis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from