Phyllodoce coerulea (L.) Bab.
FamilyEricaceae — APG family: Ericaceae
SynonymsAndromeda coerulea L., Bryanthus taxifolius Gray.
DescriptionAscending dwarf shrub; stem densely branched; leaves needlelike, dark green, shiny above, glabrous, glandular-serrulate in margin, with a deep groove in middle and a pale groove beneath; scapes glandular; calyx lobes triangular, acute, glandu- lar; corolla urn-shaped, dark purple (not sky-blue as the name implies), yellowish at base, with reflexed lobes; ovary glandular.
Forms hybrid swarms with P. aleutica where ranges overlap; such hybrids occur at Attu Island.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.