E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Phyllodoce glanduliflora (Hook.) Coville
yellow mountain-heather (yellow mountainheath)
Ericaceae (Crowberry family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Phyllodoce glanduliflora
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Species Information

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Low, matted shrub; stems erect or ascending, 10-40 cm tall, finely glandular-hairy.
Alternate, evergreen, spreading-ascending, linear, 4-12 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, grooved beneath, finely glandular-hairy, margins appearing to be rolled under and blunt-toothed.
Several to many, nodding to erect in terminal clusters; flower stalks 2-3 cm long, densely glandular-hairy; corollas yellowish to greenish-white, narrowly urn-shaped, 5-9 mm long, glandular-hairy externally, the lobes spreading; calyx lobes greenish, narrowly lance-shaped, 3-5 mm long, sharp-pointed, glandular-hairy; filaments hairy, anthers purplish.
Capsules, nearly globe-shaped, 3-5 mm long, nearly as wide, glandular-hairy.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry to moist open forest, meadows, and heath in the upper montane to alpine zones; frequent throughout BC; N to SE AK, YT, and NT, E to W AB, and S to OR and WY.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Phyllodoce glanduliflora

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 22 1988 3000
Slope Gradient (%) 0 27 220
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 176 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 3 7
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: AT(98), BAFA(64), CMA(41), CWH(4), ESSF(378), IMA(84), MH(22), MS(4), SBPS(1), SBS(4), SWB(14)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is alpine tundra & boreal.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Phyllodoce aleutica subsp. glanduliflora (Hook.) Hultén

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