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White mountain heather (Cassiope mertensiana)

White mountain heather (Cassiope mertensiana) is a high elevation plant native to California and found generally just below timberline on mountains throughout western North America. This small wildflower, which John Muir called the "fairest and dearest," is also known as western moss heather and alpine heather.

White mountain heather (Cassiope mertensiana).  Carson Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Alpine County, California.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0424
White mountain heather (Cassiope mertensiana), highly detailed close-up of tiny flowers blooming. Carson Pass, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Alpine County, California.
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