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White Flowers ( Low, Matted, or Creeping Plants )
Heath Family (Ericaceae)

White Heather
Cassiope tetragona

Season: Mid-June to mid-August
Habitat:
 Subalpine on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Creeping

Description: The white heather is very different from green and red heathers. The plant forms creeping carpets of scaly stems. The stems terminate in loose clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers. The flowers have short, purple sepals which cradle the white flowers. It can be easily distinguished from green heather by the way in which the scale-like leaves hug the stem tightly. The green heather has needle like leaves that stand out at right angles to the stem.

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