|Also known as Smith Fool’s Huckleberry, Mock Azalea,
Rusty-leaf or Rusty Menziesia.
- deciduous, thin, brown pilose and glandular above, pale green &
glandular-pubescent below, 3-6 cm long, ovate-elliptic to elliptic-obovate,
crenate-serrulate margined, apex apiculate to rounded
- 2-8 in terminal umbels on glandular pedicels;
- calyx glandular-ciliate margined;
- corolla urceolate, pinkish or yellowish-red, 6-9 mm long;
- stamens with filaments globose to sparsely hairy at base, anthers
dehiscing by terminal pores, without appendages
- ovoid capsule about 8 mm long
Deciduous, erect, slender shrubs, 2-3 meters tall with alternate, obovate, thin,
oblong to obovate-elliptic leaves; fruit a capsule.
Alberta and British Columbia east to Wyoming, west to eastern Washington and
Oregon, along Columbia River to Mount Hood and Mount Adams.
Found in moist woodlands and streambanks of mountains.
No human uses found.
No information available at
Photos and Information written
by Dr. Karl E. Holte,© 2002