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Phyllodoce empetriformis is a low matting shrub with distinctive leaves which roll under themselves so tightly they resemble pine needles. An evergreen alpine shrub which bears its red-purple flower clustered at the end of the stem.
Spotted at Paradise on Mount Rainier. Along one of the trails above 6500 ft. Pink mountain-heather, is found in mountainous regions of western North America in the Northwestern United States and Western Canada. Its southern range includes the Klamath Range in northern California and Oregon.
Lat: 46.79, Long: -121.74
Spotted on Aug 12, 2018
Submitted on Aug 22, 2018