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

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© David Shackleton     (Photo ID #87124)


E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Phyllodoce glanduliflora
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Species Information

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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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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)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres)
1988 22 3000
Slope Gradient (%)
27 0 220

Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]

176 0 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
3 0 7
Modal Nutrient Regime
# 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)

Habitat and 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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Phyllodoce aleutica subsp. glanduliflora (Hook.) Hultén