Syn.: Menziesia glanduliflora Hook., Phyllodoce aleutica subsp. glanduliflora (Hooker) Hultén
Family: Ericaceae Juss.
Phyllodoce glanduliflora
Distribution: North west of the American continent from Alaska through Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming.
Ecology: Subalpine and alpine meadows, usually in full sun, at elevations 1500–3000 m. Blooms from June to August depending on the elevation.
Phyllodoce glanduliflora
Description: Shrub, 10–30 cm tall, usually erect, sometimes prostrate, many branched. Leaves alternate, linear, 4–8 × 1–2 mm, evergreen, margins rolled under. Inflorescence is a few-flowered corymb, pedicels 10–35 mm long, creamy yellow, with glandular hairs; flowers pentamerous, nodding, calyx creamy yellow with glandular hairs; corolla urn-shaped, constricted at mouth, with reflexed tips, 7–9 mm long, white or pale yellow; 10 stamens, 1 pistil within the corolla. Fruit is a capsule, 5-valved, globose, 2.5–4 mm, hairy.
Note: This genus contains about 8 species, which are distributed in North America and Eurasia.
Phyllodoce glanduliflora
Phyllodoce glanduliflora
Phyllodoce glanduliflora
These images were taken in Canada, Alberta, Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve (July 17, 2011) and Alberta, Kananaskis, Ptarmigan Cirque (June 28, 2015).