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Gaultheria  humifusa (Graham) Rydb.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Gaultheria  humifusa (Graham) Rydb. 
SynonymsVaccinium humifusum Graham (basionym)
 Brossaea myrsinites (Hook.) Kuntze
 Gaultheria myrsinites Hook.
Territory Western CanadaNorthwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.
thickets and woods
Altitude900-3700m
Description leaves oval, at base cordate, coriaceous, crenate, dark green, sparsely hirsute, flowers solitary, urceolate, berry globular, scarlet
Size10-30cm
Colorpinkish, white
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typeshrub, carpet
Cultivationcold, shady site with a humous, moist soil
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer and fall; layering in spring
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
Version 8.0
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