Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13351 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Infraspecific    ssp. mertensiana 
R.R. Halse   2313  
Coll. Date 02 August 1980 
Geography United States.  Oregon.  Jefferson County
Locality N side of E ridge of Three Fingered Jack, Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area. 
Habitat Notes on talus slope with Phyllodoce, Tsuga, Arnica, Elmera, Arabis, Arenaria. 
Township Range T12S, R8E  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
Specimen Notes shrub 0.3 meter tall, flowers white. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana (Bong.) D. Don

Common Name(s): western moss heather.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=527187, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Cassiope
                                        Species: Cassiope mertensiana
                                            Variety: Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13351s1.jpg

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Taxon Links for species Cassiope mertensiana  (Bong.) G. Don

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

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