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Shrubs ( Shrubs with Simple, Alternate Leaves, Smooth Margin )
Heath Family (Ericaceae)

False Huckleberry (False Azalea)
Menziesia ferruginea

Season: June/July
Habitat:
 Subalpine Moist Meadows
Height:
 2-4.5 m

Description: Standing quite tall, the false azalea bears alternate leaves, narrow and pointed, 3-7 cm in length. Numerous leaves often grow in groupings resembling a fan, all originating from a common base. The leaves are deep green above and lighter beneath with fine teeth along the margin. The leaves may also have a light hair covering, and the leaf stalk is heavily haired. The bell-like flowers are copper or yellow in colour, forming in terminal clusters. They don't grow any berries, but merely produce woody capsules 6 mm in diametre.

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