Phyllodoce breweri

(A. Gray) A. Heller

Muhlenbergia 1: 1. 1900 ,.

Common names: Brewer’s mountain heather
Basionym: Bryanthus breweri A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 7: 367. 1868
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 477. Mentioned on page 476.

Plants decumbent, branched, 1–4 dm; young branches densely glandular. Leaves spreading, not imbricate; blade linear, 5–20 × 1–2 mm, margins entire or finely serrulate, glabrous. Inflorescences spikelike, 8–30-flowered. Pedicels 10–15 mm, glandular; bracteoles 2. Flowers nodding; sepals narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 3–4.5 mm, margins ciliate distally, glabrous abaxially; corolla white, pink, or purplish, campanulate, not constricted at mouth, 7–9 mm, not glandular, lobes recurved, 3–4 mm; stamens 9–10, exserted; filaments 5–8 mm, ciliate proximally; anthers purple, 1.5–2.5 mm; ovary globose, 1–2 mm, densely glandular; style exserted, 6–8 mm. Capsules 5-valved, globose, 3–3.5 mm, glandular-hairy.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Subalpine meadows and rocky slopes
Elevation: 1200-3500 m


Phyllodoce breweri is known from California and Nevada, where it occurs in the high Cascade range, the high Sierra Nevada, and the San Bernadino Mountains.

Selected References


Lower Taxa