[The Heath Family in Mt. Adams Country]

White Mountain Heather, Western Moss Heather, Mertens' Mountain Heather

Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana

Synonyms: Andromeda cupressina, Andromeda mertensiana

Flowers of White Mountain Heather. Western Moss Heather, Mertens' Mountain Heather: Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana (Synonyms: Andromeda cupressina, Andromeda mertensiana)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flowers, sepals and leaves of white mountain-heather as seen in the summit crater of Potato Hill, to the north of Mt. Adams along Forest Rd 5603 at the boundary between the Gifford Pinchot NF and Yakama Indian Reservation..........June 21, 2005.

Flowers and upper stem leaves of White Mountain Heather. Western Moss Heather, Mertens' Mountain Heather: Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana (Synonyms: Andromeda cupressina, Andromeda mertensiana)

The photo above shows white mountain-heather as seen in the summit crater of Potato Hill, to the north of Mt. Adams along Forest Rd 5603 at the boundary between the Gifford Pinchot NF and Yakama Indian Reservation...........June 21, 2005.

White Mountain Heather. Western Moss Heather, Mertens' Mountain Heather: Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana (Synonyms: Andromeda cupressina, Andromeda mertensiana) - White Mountain Heather. Western Moss Heather, Mertens' Mountain Heather: Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana (Synonyms: Andromeda cupressina, Andromeda mertensiana)

White mountain heather blooming along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 in Bird Creek Meadows...........August 8, 2012.

White Mountain Heather. Western Moss Heather, Mertens' Mountain Heather: Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana (Synonyms: Andromeda cupressina, Andromeda mertensiana)

White mountain-heather as seen along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 to the east of the South Climb Trail on the south side of Mt. Adams..........July 19, 2009.

White Mountain Heather. Western Moss Heather, Mertens' Mountain Heather: Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana (Synonyms: Andromeda cupressina, Andromeda mertensiana) - White Mountain Heather. Western Moss Heather, Mertens' Mountain Heather: Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana (Synonyms: Andromeda cupressina, Andromeda mertensiana)

White mountain-heather in bloom near the upper headwaters of the Lewis River, just below the terminal moraine of the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams Wilderness......July 18, 2018.

Paul Slichter