A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Pink Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce empetriformis)

Mt. Rainier N.P., WA, 8/2011.

“The genus is named for a sea nymph.  Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), father of the binary naming system for plants, also started the custom of naming members of the heath family after nymphs and goddesses.”  Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson, Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest.  Compare to white heather.

Park Creek Pass, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

Inlet of "Big" Cougar Lake,  William O. Douglas Wilderness, WA, 7/2014.

Inlet of “Big” Cougar Lake, William O. Douglas Wilderness, WA, 7/2014.

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One response

  1. Pretty stuff! I encountered some here in western Montana at an elevation of about 7400 feet.

    September 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm

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