[Mountain Heathers of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath

Phyllodoce empetriformis

Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis

Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis)

Red mountain heather as seen above timberline along the Butte Camp Trail, Mount Saint Helens National Monument...........July 9, 2013.

Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis) - Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis)

Red mountain heather as seen above timberline along the Butte Camp Trail, Mount Saint Helens National Monument...........July 9, 2013. Note the variation in flower color.

Inflorescence of Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis)

Inflorescence of red mountain heather as seen along the Butte Camp Trail #238A near the junction with the Loowit Trail #216, Mount Saint Helens National Forest.........June 9, 2015.

Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis)

Red mountain heather as seen at Umbrella Falls (below the Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area parking lot) on Mount Hood...........July 6, 2013.

Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis) - Leaves of Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis)

Red mountain heather blooming at left in the northeast corner of Bonney Meadows, Mount Hood National Forest............June 28, 2014. The photo at right shows the leafy shoots of red mountain heather arising from a shallow depression in a boulder atop Double Peaks, Olallie Lake Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest.......September 14, 2019.

Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis) - Red Mountain-heather, Red Mountain Heather, Pink Mountain-heath: Phyllodoce empetriformis (Synonym: Menzesia empetriformis)

Red mountain heather blooming at left near the junction of the Loowit and Butte Camp Trails, Mt. St. Helens National Monument........July 23, 2017. The photo at right shows red mountain heather in bloom along the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 in Cispus Basin, Goat Rocks Wilderness.......August 19, 2020.

Paul Slichter