Bogs in the lowland and montane zones along the central and north coast, and dry to mesic heath and tundra in the alpine zone; frequent W of the Coast Mountains, infrequent in N and C BC; circumpolar, N to AK, YT, NT, E to NF and NS, and S to NW WA; Eurasia.
A very shade-intolerant, montane to alpine, circumpolar evergreen shrub (transcontinental in North America). Occurs on very moist to wet, nitrogen-poor soils (Mor humus forms), within alpine tundra, boreal. cool temperate, and cool mesothermal climates; its occurrence increases with increasing latitude. Frequent in heath communities, occasionally found in parkland-like forests on water-shedding and near sea-level in hypermaritime muskegs of north coast. Associated with Barbilophozia floerkei, Cassiope mertensiana, Phyllodoce empetriformis, and Vaccinium uliginosum. An oxylophytic species characteristic of alpine and subalpine communities.
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