Taxon  Report   1665    
Cassiope mertensiana  (Bong.) G. Don
Western moss heather,  White mountain heather
Cassiope mertensiana
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cassiope mertensiana
© 2010 Steve Matson
Cassiope mertensiana
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff
Cassiope mertensiana, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Cassiope mertensiana
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Genus: Cassiope
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Cassiope mertensiana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).