Phyllodoce empetriformis, the Pink Mountain-heath, 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. Phyllodoce empetriformis is a low matting shrub with distinctive leaves which roll under themselves so tightly they resemble pine needles. It bears attractive flowers in shades of pink and purple.
Flower Family: Heath
Scientific Name: Phyllodoce empetriformis
Usual Color: Pink
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