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Label Query: Genus = "Cassiope", Species = "mertensiana"
Ericaceae
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
North Cascades National Park. South side of Easy Pass. Upper Fisher Creek: Headwaters of Fisher Creek.
Elev. 6010 ft. 48° 33' 19.56549" N, 120° 49' 56.65771" W; UTM Zone 10, 659950E, 5380087N; T35N R16E S11 NW. Coordinate Source: Calc. from UTM. UTM from field notes.
Subalpine basin. Base of a permanent snowfield. Large rock outcrops, krummholtz trees. Cold air sink. Common. Flowers white. Origin: Native.
WTU 357994; Barcode: WTU-V-068838
NPS accession 656, catalog 24467
Steve Hahn 1046    23 Aug 2003
with Walt Lockwood
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
436 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
357994 
Barcode
WTU-V-068838 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 656, catalog 24467 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 18 2003. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Steve Hahn 
Collection #
1046 
Other Collectors
Walt Lockwood 
Date Collected
23 Aug 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
North Cascades National Park. South side of Easy Pass. Upper Fisher Creek: Headwaters of Fisher Creek. 
Elevation
6010 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 33' 19.56549" N, 120° 49' 56.65771" W; UTM Zone 10, 659950E, 5380087N; T35N R16E S11 NW 
Site Description
Subalpine basin. Base of a permanent snowfield. Large rock outcrops, krummholtz trees. Cold air sink. 
Specimen Notes
Common. Flowers white. 
Phenology
 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper)
U.S.A., Oregon, Wallowa County:
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. East Ridge, Mt. Howard Trail.
Elev. 8112 ft. 45° 15.049' N, 117° 10.628' W.
Grassy meadow ridge top, scrub Pinus flexilis down slope; sandy, rocky soil; some exposed rocky areas; mostly west side of ridge. Common ground cover in large area among short, scrub Pinus contorta. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 359746; Barcode: WTU-V-069627
Robert Goff 02-103    20 Jul 2002
with Shahid Naeem, Sara Tjossem
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.
Database ID
1667 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
359746 
Barcode
WTU-V-069627 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc. 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 19 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Robert Goff 
Collection #
02-103 
Other Collectors
Shahid Naeem, Sara Tjossem 
Date Collected
20 Jul 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Wallowa  
Locality
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. East Ridge, Mt. Howard Trail. 
Elevation
8112 ft. 
Coordinates
45° 15.049' N, 117° 10.628' W 
Site Description
Grassy meadow ridge top, scrub Pinus flexilis down slope; sandy, rocky soil; some exposed rocky areas; mostly west side of ridge. 
Specimen Notes
Common ground cover in large area among short, scrub Pinus contorta. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Okanogan National Forest. Easy Pass Trail, along trail ca. 1 km. east and below summit of pass.
Elev. 5750 ft. 48° 34.38' N, 120° 50.098' W; T36N R16E S34 SE.
Steep scree field/alpine meadow. Pulsatilla occidentalis, Luetkea pectinata, Carex spp., some Abies lasiocarpa along edge. Flowers white; shrub to 30 cm.. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 361197; Barcode: WTU-V-068858
Don Knoke 344    25 Jul 2003
with David Giblin
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
2360 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
361197 
Barcode
WTU-V-068858 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 19 2004. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Don Knoke 
Collection #
344 
Other Collectors
David Giblin 
Date Collected
25 Jul 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Okanogan National Forest. Easy Pass Trail, along trail ca. 1 km. east and below summit of pass. 
Elevation
5750 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 34.38' N, 120° 50.098' W; T36N R16E S34 SE 
Site Description
Steep scree field/alpine meadow. Pulsatilla occidentalis, Luetkea pectinata, Carex spp., some Abies lasiocarpa along edge. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white; shrub to 30 cm.. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
4. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper)
U.S.A., Oregon, Wallowa County:
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Eagle Cap Wilderness. West of Aneroid Mountain. Alpine ridge above and southeast of Dollar Lake.
Elev. 8659 ft. 45° 11.3' N, 117° 11.1' W.
Alpine Ridge above and SE of Dollar Lake; NW aspect; full sun; mix of basalt and Hurwal Form. sedimentary/limestone. All w/ Astragalus alpinus, Carex phaeocephala, C. rossii, Phlox caespitosa, Aster alpigenus, and Trisetum spicatum. White flowers, red sepals; common. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 360749; Barcode: WTU-V-069631
P. F. Zika 17072    19 Jul 2002
with Sharon Rodman, Dave Tank, Ben Legler, Mark Egger
4. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.
Database ID
2380 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
360749 
Barcode
WTU-V-069631 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc. 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 19 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
17072 
Other Collectors
Sharon Rodman, Dave Tank, Ben Legler, Mark Egger 
Date Collected
19 Jul 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Wallowa 
Locality
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Eagle Cap Wilderness. West of Aneroid Mountain. Alpine ridge above and southeast of Dollar Lake. 
Elevation
8659 ft. 
Coordinates
45° 11.3' N, 117° 11.1' W 
Site Description
Alpine Ridge above and SE of Dollar Lake; NW aspect; full sun; mix of basalt and Hurwal Form. sedimentary/limestone. All w/ Astragalus alpinus, Carex phaeocephala, C. rossii, Phlox caespitosa, Aster alpigenus, and Trisetum spicatum. 
Specimen Notes
White flowers, red sepals; common. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
5. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
Okanogan National Forest. Along Maple Pass Trail circa 1 kilometer below Maple Pass.
Elev. 6465 ft. 48° 30.138' N, 120° 45.02' W; T34N R17E S32 NE.
Sloping alpine meadow w/ Vaccinium, Luetkea, islands of Picea. Flowers white. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 361418; Barcode: WTU-V-068857
Don Knoke 364    26 Jul 2003
with Cindy Spurgeon, Dale Blum, Marianne Powell, David Giblin
5. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
2408 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
361418 
Barcode
WTU-V-068857 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Annotated by Cindy Spurgeon, 21 2004. Sources: H&C.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 19 2004. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Don Knoke 
Collection #
364 
Other Collectors
Cindy Spurgeon, Dale Blum, Marianne Powell, David Giblin 
Date Collected
26 Jul 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
Okanogan National Forest. Along Maple Pass Trail circa 1 kilometer below Maple Pass. 
Elevation
6465 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 30.138' N, 120° 45.02' W; T34N R17E S32 NE 
Site Description
Sloping alpine meadow w/ Vaccinium, Luetkea, islands of Picea. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
6. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Okanogan National Forest. Downslope from Easy Pass, Easy Pass Trailhead; just downslope from NPS boundary, about 75 m. line of sight to pass. (WGS84).
Elev. 6350 ft. 48.57287° N, 120.84134° W.
Moist, mossy area on side ledges of rock cliff above talus dominated by Carex and Luetkea pectinata. Occasional; caespitose; white flowers. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 362558; Barcode: WTU-V-068834
Katie Mitchell 03-17    25 Jul 2003
with Valerie Soza, B. Lippett
6. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
2454 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
362558 
Barcode
WTU-V-068834 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by Cindy Spurgeon, 21 2004. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Katie Mitchell 
Collection #
03-17 
Other Collectors
Valerie Soza, B. Lippett 
Date Collected
25 Jul 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Okanogan National Forest. Downslope from Easy Pass, Easy Pass Trailhead; just downslope from NPS boundary, about 75 m. line of sight to pass. (WGS84). 
Elevation
6350 ft. 
Coordinates
48.57287° N, 120.84134° W 
Site Description
Moist, mossy area on side ledges of rock cliff above talus dominated by Carex and Luetkea pectinata. 
Specimen Notes
Occasional; caespitose; white flowers. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
7. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Okanogan County:
Billy Goat Pass.
Elev. 6000 ft. 48.80806°, -120.32806°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Alpine slopes and meadows. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 24695; Barcode: WTU-V-069666
J. William Thompson 10880    1 Jul 1934
7. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
13456 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
24695 
Barcode
WTU-V-069666 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
10880 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Jul 1934 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Okanogan 
Locality
Billy Goat Pass. 
Elevation
6000 ft. 
Coordinates
48.80806°, -120.32806° 
Site Description
Alpine slopes and meadows. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
8. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier.
Elev. 8000 ft. 46.85163°, -121.76092°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 11000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 13568; Barcode: WTU-V-069664
C. V. Piper s.n.    14 Aug 1888
8. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
13457 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
13568 
Barcode
WTU-V-069664 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. V. Piper 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
14 Aug 1888 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier. 
Elevation
8000 ft. 
Coordinates
46.85163°, -121.76092° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
9. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Skamania County:
High Camp Meadows, Killen Creek Trail's End, west of Mount Adams.
Elev. 6880 ft. 46° 14' 30" N, 121° 31' 30" W; T9N R10E S26.
Flowers white. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 345521; Barcode: WTU-V-069665
Sarah Gage G&R 741    5 Aug 1992
with Sharon Rodman
9. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
13458 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
345521 
Barcode
WTU-V-069665 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Sarah Gage 
Collection #
G&R 741 
Other Collectors
Sharon Rodman 
Date Collected
5 Aug 1992 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skamania 
Locality
High Camp Meadows, Killen Creek Trail's End, west of Mount Adams. 
Elevation
6880 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 14' 30" N, 121° 31' 30" W; T9N R10E S26 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
10. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Yakima County:
Slipper Lake.
Elev. 6200 ft. 46.58825°, -121.39492°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Slope flat; soil shallow sand. Alpine, with grass, Carex, heather. Growing on high ridges near timberline, common. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 322428; Barcode: WTU-V-069667
E. H. Reid 51    25 Aug 1936
10. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
13459 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
322428 
Barcode
WTU-V-069667 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
E. H. Reid 
Collection #
51 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Aug 1936 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Yakima 
Locality
Slipper Lake. 
Elevation
6200 ft. 
Coordinates
46.58825°, -121.39492° 
Site Description
Slope flat; soil shallow sand. Alpine, with grass, Carex, heather. 
Specimen Notes
Growing on high ridges near timberline, common. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
11. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
Mt. Angeles, Olympic National Park.
Elev. 4999-6199 ft. 48.26667°, -124.675°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Growing among rocks near Abies lasiocarpa krummholz. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 336747; Barcode: WTU-V-069625
Lawrence C. Bliss s.n.    31 Jul 1966
11. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
13460 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
336747 
Barcode
WTU-V-069625 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Kathleen J. W. Wiley.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Lawrence C. Bliss 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
31 Jul 1966 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
Mt. Angeles, Olympic National Park. 
Elevation
4999-6199 ft. 
Coordinates
48.26667°, -124.675° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Growing among rocks near Abies lasiocarpa krummholz. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
12. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Whatcom County:
Ross Lake National Recreation Area: Desolation Mountain Trail; at and around lookout at top of mountain.
Elev. 6100 ft. 48° 54.7' N, 121° 1' W; UTM Zone 10, 645323.105E, 5419313.329N. Coordinate Source: Field notes. UTM calculated from Lat-Lon.
Rocky, shallow soil with a few stunted trees; some snow cover still evident. Growing on northwest slope; corolla white; plants scattered. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 353164; Barcode: WTU-V-068840
NPS accession 632, catalog 22638
Dena Grossenbacher 02-22    13 Jul 2002
12. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
26175 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
353164 
Barcode
WTU-V-068840 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 632, catalog 22638 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 1 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Dena Grossenbacher 
Collection #
02-22 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
13 Jul 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whatcom 
Locality
Ross Lake National Recreation Area: Desolation Mountain Trail; at and around lookout at top of mountain. 
Elevation
6100 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 54.7' N, 121° 1' W; UTM Zone 10, 645323.105E, 5419313.329N 
Site Description
Rocky, shallow soil with a few stunted trees; some snow cover still evident. 
Specimen Notes
Growing on northwest slope; corolla white; plants scattered. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
13. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
North Cascades National Park, Sahale Mountain / Sahale Arm.
Elev. 7000 ft. 48° 29' 1.94836" N, 121° 3' 1.07318" W; UTM Zone 10, 644075E, 5371700N. Coordinate Source: Calc. from UTM. UTM from field notes.
The low end of the alpine zone, consisting of a mosaic of wet sedge meadows and stable talus piles. Shrub; growing on edge of small stream on small, dry hummock, in full sun. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 353933; Barcode: WTU-V-068841
NPS accession 632, catalog 23000
Steve Hahn 784    10 Aug 2002
13. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
26543 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
353933 
Barcode
WTU-V-068841 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 632, catalog 23000 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 24 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Steve Hahn 
Collection #
784 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Aug 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
North Cascades National Park, Sahale Mountain / Sahale Arm. 
Elevation
7000 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 29' 1.94836" N, 121° 3' 1.07318" W; UTM Zone 10, 644075E, 5371700N 
Site Description
The low end of the alpine zone, consisting of a mosaic of wet sedge meadows and stable talus piles. 
Specimen Notes
Shrub; growing on edge of small stream on small, dry hummock, in full sun. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
14. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
North Cascades National Park; Boston Basin, 2 miles NW of Cascade Pass; basin between glacier and lower climber’s camp.
Elev. 5700 ft. 48° 29' 48.01041" N, 121° 3' 47.35594" W; UTM Zone 10, 643089E, 5373098N. Coordinate Source: Calc. from UTM. UTM from field notes.
Rocky stream-filled basin; with Salix, Carex, Phyllodoce. Flowers white. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 353955; Barcode: WTU-V-068856
NPS accession 632, catalog 23817
Gerald Schneeweiss 74    10 Aug 2002
with Hanna Weiss, Ben Legler
14. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
26687 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
353955 
Barcode
WTU-V-068856 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 632, catalog 23817 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Cindy Spurgeon, 11 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Gerald Schneeweiss 
Collection #
74 
Other Collectors
Hanna Weiss, Ben Legler 
Date Collected
10 Aug 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
North Cascades National Park; Boston Basin, 2 miles NW of Cascade Pass; basin between glacier and lower climber’s camp. 
Elevation
5700 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 29' 48.01041" N, 121° 3' 47.35594" W; UTM Zone 10, 643089E, 5373098N 
Site Description
Rocky stream-filled basin; with Salix, Carex, Phyllodoce. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
15. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
North Cascades National Park; Southeast of Cascade Pass; begining of Ptarmigan Traverse; northeast-facing slope.
Elev. 5588 ft. 48° 27.909' N, 121° 3.586' W; UTM Zone 10, 643428.125E, 5369601.027N. Coordinate Source: Field notes. UTM calculated from Lat-Lon.
Rocky (granite) slope with mostly Phyllodoce empetriformis and other sub-shrubs; some short Tsuga mertensiana. Corollas white, calyx reddish; patchy here. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 354298; Barcode: WTU-V-069629
NPS accession 632, catalog 22337
Sarah Gage 7368    10 Aug 2002
with Diane Hennessey, Laura Becca
15. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
26838 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
354298 
Barcode
WTU-V-069629 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 632, catalog 22337 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Cindy Spurgeon, 11 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Sarah Gage 
Collection #
7368 
Other Collectors
Diane Hennessey, Laura Becca 
Date Collected
10 Aug 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
North Cascades National Park; Southeast of Cascade Pass; begining of Ptarmigan Traverse; northeast-facing slope. 
Elevation
5588 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 27.909' N, 121° 3.586' W; UTM Zone 10, 643428.125E, 5369601.027N 
Site Description
Rocky (granite) slope with mostly Phyllodoce empetriformis and other sub-shrubs; some short Tsuga mertensiana. 
Specimen Notes
Corollas white, calyx reddish; patchy here. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
16. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
North Cascades National Park; Cascade Pass area; slopes north of Doubtful Lake.
Elev. 6600-7020 ft. 48° 29' 1.77368" N, 121° 2' 56.50025" W; UTM Zone 10, 644169E, 5371697N. Coordinate Source: Calc. from UTM. UTM from field notes.
Dry open scrub, with heather. Corolla white. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 354214; Barcode: WTU-V-068836
NPS accession 632, catalog 23299
Andreas Tribsch AP-2-3    10 Aug 2002
with Peter Schonswetter
16. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
26860 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
354214 
Barcode
WTU-V-068836 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 632, catalog 23299 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 24 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Andreas Tribsch 
Collection #
AP-2-3 
Other Collectors
Peter Schonswetter 
Date Collected
10 Aug 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
North Cascades National Park; Cascade Pass area; slopes north of Doubtful Lake. 
Elevation
6600-7020 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 29' 1.77368" N, 121° 2' 56.50025" W; UTM Zone 10, 644169E, 5371697N 
Site Description
Dry open scrub, with heather. 
Specimen Notes
Corolla white. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
17. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
North Cascades National Park; Pelton Basin east of Cascade Pass; hillside opposite camp.
Elev. 4670 ft. 48° 27.6' N, 121° 2.78' W; UTM Zone 10, 644435.733E, 5369053.888N. Coordinate Source: Field notes. UTM calculated from Lat-Lon.
Wet scree slope, coarse rock with some sandy soil; scattered Salix, Epilobium latifolium, Athyrium distentifolium; much of slope under snow. Sepals reddish, petals white. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 354762; Barcode: WTU-V-069663
NPS accession 632, catalog 24697
Don Knoke 264    10 Aug 2002
17. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
27208 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
354762 
Barcode
WTU-V-069663 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 632, catalog 24697 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 24 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Don Knoke 
Collection #
264 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Aug 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
North Cascades National Park; Pelton Basin east of Cascade Pass; hillside opposite camp. 
Elevation
4670 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 27.6' N, 121° 2.78' W; UTM Zone 10, 644435.733E, 5369053.888N 
Site Description
Wet scree slope, coarse rock with some sandy soil; scattered Salix, Epilobium latifolium, Athyrium distentifolium; much of slope under snow. 
Specimen Notes
Sepals reddish, petals white. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
18. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Okanogan County:
Okanogan National Forest. Hart's Pass. End of road south of Meadow Campground at Pacific Crest Trailhead.
Elev. 6427 ft. 48° 42.149' N, 120° 40.348' W.
Dry subalpine slopes with open meadows and wooded areas dominated by Abies lasiocarpa; shallow, rocky soils. Growing on dry ground under Abies lasiocarpa; flowers white. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 362998; Barcode: WTU-V-069619
Sharon Rodman 929    25 Jul 2003
with David Tank, Cindy Spurgeon, Kara Ardern
18. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
28704 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
362998 
Barcode
WTU-V-069619 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 19 2004. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Sharon Rodman 
Collection #
929 
Other Collectors
David Tank, Cindy Spurgeon, Kara Ardern 
Date Collected
25 Jul 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Okanogan 
Locality
Okanogan National Forest. Hart's Pass. End of road south of Meadow Campground at Pacific Crest Trailhead. 
Elevation
6427 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 42.149' N, 120° 40.348' W 
Site Description
Dry subalpine slopes with open meadows and wooded areas dominated by Abies lasiocarpa; shallow, rocky soils. 
Specimen Notes
Growing on dry ground under Abies lasiocarpa; flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
19. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Oregon, Jefferson County:
Deschutes Forest.
Elev. 5000 ft. T11S R8E S17. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Slope; flat. Soil; medium gravelly. Type; 6 MH-AF. Common name; Red mountain Heath. Distribution; alpine meadows. Abundance; scattered. Forage value; 0-0. Usual size of plant; 2”-6”. Flowering period; August. Forest Service #75005. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 355473; Barcode: WTU-V-068839
Joe Barber 77    4 Aug 1937
19. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
28883 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
355473 
Barcode
WTU-V-068839 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Joe Barber 
Collection #
77 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
4 Aug 1937 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Deschutes Forest. 
Elevation
5000 ft. 
Coordinates
T11S R8E S17 
Site Description
Slope; flat. Soil; medium gravelly. Type; 6 MH-AF. 
Specimen Notes
Common name; Red mountain Heath. Distribution; alpine meadows. Abundance; scattered. Forage value; 0-0. Usual size of plant; 2”-6”. Flowering period; August. Forest Service #75005. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
20. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Okanogan / Chelan County:
Okanogan National Forest. Washington Pass Viewpoint turnoff. Wetland at Highway 20 entrance.
Elev. 5411 ft. UTM Zone 10, 673009E, 5377122N. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 50 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Wetland. Only one current white flower; on very dry treed island. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 363225; Barcode: WTU-V-069621
Alan C. Yen 03-081    25 Jul 2003
with Richard Robohm, Suzanne Bagshaw, Liz Van Volkenburgh, Therese Ohlson
20. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
28954 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
363225 
Barcode
WTU-V-069621 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 19 2004. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Alan C. Yen 
Collection #
03-081 
Other Collectors
Richard Robohm, Suzanne Bagshaw, Liz Van Volkenburgh, Therese Ohlson 
Date Collected
25 Jul 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Okanogan / Chelan 
Locality
Okanogan National Forest. Washington Pass Viewpoint turnoff. Wetland at Highway 20 entrance. 
Elevation
5411 ft. 
Coordinates
UTM Zone 10, 673009E, 5377122N 
Site Description
Wetland. 
Specimen Notes
Only one current white flower; on very dry treed island. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
21. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Cedar River Watershed. Headwaters of McClellam Creek. Road 127.1 A.
Elev. 4300 ft. T22N R9E S14 SE 1/4 of NW 1/4. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 300 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Upper meadow with bear grass, pink heather, Vaccinium species, and mountain hemlock (few of them). White heather is not abundant, mostly interspersed. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 365073; Barcode: WTU-V-069628
David Chapin DLD-01    3 Aug 2002
with David Williams, Linda Cox
21. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
37261 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
365073 
Barcode
WTU-V-069628 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Jennifer French, 8 2002. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Chapin 
Collection #
DLD-01 
Other Collectors
David Williams, Linda Cox 
Date Collected
3 Aug 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Cedar River Watershed. Headwaters of McClellam Creek. Road 127.1 A. 
Elevation
4300 ft. 
Coordinates
T22N R9E S14 SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 
Site Description
Upper meadow with bear grass, pink heather, Vaccinium species, and mountain hemlock (few of them). 
Specimen Notes
White heather is not abundant, mostly interspersed. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
22. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Cedar River Watershed. Alice Lakes.
Elev. 4680 ft. T22N R9E S14. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 200 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
A few patches of snow. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 364719; Barcode: WTU-V-069669
Jennifer French 02-40    9 Aug 2002
22. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
47638 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
364719 
Barcode
WTU-V-069669 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by Clayton J. Antieau and Jeanie Taylor, 21 2002. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Jennifer French 
Collection #
02-40 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Aug 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Cedar River Watershed. Alice Lakes. 
Elevation
4680 ft. 
Coordinates
T22N R9E S14 
Site Description
A few patches of snow. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
23. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
North Cascades National Park, Lake Chelan/Sawtooth National Recreation Area, basin south of Rennie Peak and west of Reynolds Peak, about 5 air miles northeast of Stehekin.
Elev. 6684 ft. 48° 22.553' N, 120° 34.807' W; UTM Zone 10, 679191.029E, 5360908.919N; T33N R18E S11 NW 1/4. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS. UTM calculated from Lat-Lon.
Upland slope in basin. Lush upland meadow with scattered Larix lyalli and rock outcrops. Flowers white. Common to dominant. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 366314; Barcode: WTU-V-069624
NPS accession 764, catalog 32356
Maria Gerace 05-518    23 Jul 2005
with Sarah Gage, Rich Gwozdz
23. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
78128 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
366314 
Barcode
WTU-V-069624 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 764, catalog 32356 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Sarah Gage, 2005. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Maria Gerace 
Collection #
05-518 
Other Collectors
Sarah Gage, Rich Gwozdz 
Date Collected
23 Jul 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
North Cascades National Park, Lake Chelan/Sawtooth National Recreation Area, basin south of Rennie Peak and west of Reynolds Peak, about 5 air miles northeast of Stehekin. 
Elevation
6684 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 22.553' N, 120° 34.807' W; UTM Zone 10, 679191.029E, 5360908.919N; T33N R18E S11 NW 1/4 
Site Description
Upland slope in basin. Lush upland meadow with scattered Larix lyalli and rock outcrops. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white. Common to dominant. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
24. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier National Park, upper Stevens Ridge 0.5 miles due north of Fairy Falls.
Elev. 6260 ft. 46° 48' 7.3" N, 121° 42' 10.1" W; UTM Zone 10, 598983E, 5183980N. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Dry exposed ridgeline, with small conifers, loose talus, low mesic meadows. Flowers white, locally common, mat-forming, to 30 centimeters tall. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 366136; Barcode: WTU-V-069623
NPS accession 489, catalog 15523
Deanna Goldy 05-19    2 Aug 2005
with Sharon Rodman, Ben Legler, Don Knoke, Pete Del Zotto
24. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
83933 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
366136 
Barcode
WTU-V-069623 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 489, catalog 15523 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2005. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Deanna Goldy 
Collection #
05-19 
Other Collectors
Sharon Rodman, Ben Legler, Don Knoke, Pete Del Zotto 
Date Collected
2 Aug 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier National Park, upper Stevens Ridge 0.5 miles due north of Fairy Falls. 
Elevation
6260 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 48' 7.3" N, 121° 42' 10.1" W; UTM Zone 10, 598983E, 5183980N 
Site Description
Dry exposed ridgeline, with small conifers, loose talus, low mesic meadows. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white, locally common, mat-forming, to 30 centimeters tall. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
25. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Lewis County:
Mount Rainier National Park, west of Plummer Peak. Tatoosh Range.
Elev. 5985 ft. 46° 45.367' N, 121° 44.411' W; UTM Zone 10, 596215.725E, 5178615.007N. Coordinate Source: GPS. UTM calculated from Lat-Lon.
30 degree Rocky slopes, grassy benches sandy soil. Abies lasiocarpa, Castilleja parviflora var. oreopola, Valeriana sitchensis, Tsuga mertensiana. Growing with Phyllodoce; less abundant than Phyllodoce; flowers white petals, pink sepals. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 366057; Barcode: WTU-V-068847
NPS accession 489, catalog 15561
Don Knoke 921    1 Aug 2005
with Sharon Rodman, Deanna Goldy
25. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
83962 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
366057 
Barcode
WTU-V-068847 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 489, catalog 15561 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2005. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Don Knoke 
Collection #
921 
Other Collectors
Sharon Rodman, Deanna Goldy 
Date Collected
1 Aug 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Lewis 
Locality
Mount Rainier National Park, west of Plummer Peak. Tatoosh Range. 
Elevation
5985 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 45.367' N, 121° 44.411' W; UTM Zone 10, 596215.725E, 5178615.007N 
Site Description
30 degree Rocky slopes, grassy benches sandy soil. Abies lasiocarpa, Castilleja parviflora var. oreopola, Valeriana sitchensis, Tsuga mertensiana. 
Specimen Notes
Growing with Phyllodoce; less abundant than Phyllodoce; flowers white petals, pink sepals. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
26. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington
High slopes of the Cascade Mountains near the snow line; also Mount Adams.
Mount Adams, where it is very abundant. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 13564; Barcode: WTU-V-069668
Louis F. Henderson s.n.    5 Aug 1892
26. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
108550 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
13564 
Barcode
WTU-V-069668 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Louis F. Henderson 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Aug 1892 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
 
Locality
High slopes of the Cascade Mountains near the snow line; also Mount Adams. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Mount Adams, where it is very abundant. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
27. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper)
U.S.A., Montana, Ravalli County:
Near St. Marys Lake, Bitterroot Mountains.
Meadow. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Native.
WTU 105899; Barcode: WTU-V-069630
C. L. Hitchcock 15334    10 Aug 1946
with C. V. Muhlick
27. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.
Database ID
114973 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
105899 
Barcode
WTU-V-069630 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc. 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. gracilis (Piper) Hitchc.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
15334 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
10 Aug 1946 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Ravalli 
Locality
Near St. Marys Lake, Bitterroot Mountains. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Meadow. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
28. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Upper Spray park circa 350 meters south of Wonderland Trail. Mount Rainier National Park.
Elev. 6396 ft. 46° 55.072' N, 121° 49.16' W; 589932E, 5196773N; T16N R8E S23.
Low, alpine meadow dissected by streams and a pond formed by late snowmelt drainage, in a mat among Castilleja spp. and Vacinium deliciosum. 30 degrees slopes southwest. Full bloom, white petals, red sepals. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 353064; Barcode: WTU-V-068837
S. Record SR0702-3    18 Jul 2002
28. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
115008 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
353064 
Barcode
WTU-V-068837 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
S. Record 
Collection #
SR0702-3 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Jul 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Upper Spray park circa 350 meters south of Wonderland Trail. Mount Rainier National Park. 
Elevation
6396 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 55.072' N, 121° 49.16' W; 589932E, 5196773N; T16N R8E S23 
Site Description
Low, alpine meadow dissected by streams and a pond formed by late snowmelt drainage, in a mat among Castilleja spp. and Vacinium deliciosum. 30 degrees slopes southwest. 
Specimen Notes
Full bloom, white petals, red sepals. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
29. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Canada, British Columbia
Green Mountain, near Haylmore.
Elev. 7000 ft. 50.787222°, -122.932222°. Coordinate uncertainty: 4800 meters.
Alpine slopes. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 17913JWT; Barcode: WTU-V-068842
J. William Thompson 676    28 Jul 1938
with Emily M. Thompson
29. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
115013 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
17913JWT 
Barcode
WTU-V-068842 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
676 
Other Collectors
Emily M. Thompson 
Date Collected
28 Jul 1938 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Green Mountain, near Haylmore. 
Elevation
7000 ft. 
Coordinates
50.787222°, -122.932222° 
Site Description
Alpine slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
30. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Alaska
Southeastern Alaska; Lemon Creek Glacier; Camp 17 - Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research. .
Elev. 4300 ft. 58.366364°, -134.366611°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 664 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Low slope (1) south facing, just below camp. In wet, fine soil with much organic matter. Associated species: moss, lichens, sedges, white flower with red sepals, 40 centimeters clump. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 334574; Barcode: WTU-V-068843
Barbara Frewen 8    10 Jul 1995
30. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
115014 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
334574 
Barcode
WTU-V-068843 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by Trista Brawley. Remarks: Fide: Hulten Flora of Alaska. 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Barbara Frewen 
Collection #
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Jul 1995 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
 
Locality
Southeastern Alaska; Lemon Creek Glacier; Camp 17 - Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research. . 
Elevation
4300 ft. 
Coordinates
58.366364°, -134.366611° 
Site Description
Low slope (1) south facing, just below camp. In wet, fine soil with much organic matter. 
Specimen Notes
Associated species: moss, lichens, sedges, white flower with red sepals, 40 centimeters clump. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
31. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Canada, Alberta
Cardinal River Divide, eastern boundary of Jasper National Park.
52° 53' N, 117° 17' W.
Among subalpine fir at treeline. Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 331100; Barcode: WTU-V-068844
Todd Dawson C-67    15 Jul 1985
31. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
115017 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
331100 
Barcode
WTU-V-068844 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Todd Dawson 
Collection #
C-67 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Jul 1985 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
Alberta 
County
 
Locality
Cardinal River Divide, eastern boundary of Jasper National Park. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
52° 53' N, 117° 17' W 
Site Description
Among subalpine fir at treeline. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
32. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Oregon
Wenatchee National Forest.
Common, white flowers. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 322263; Barcode: WTU-V-068845
M. L. Merritt 26131     Aug 1916
32. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
115018 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
322263 
Barcode
WTU-V-068845 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
M. L. Merritt 
Collection #
26131 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Aug 1916 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
 
Locality
Wenatchee National Forest. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Common, white flowers. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
33. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Canada, British Columbia
Wapta.
Field. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 325267; Barcode: WTU-V-068846
Unknown H-13     Jul 1927
33. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
115026 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
325267 
Barcode
WTU-V-068846 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Unknown 
Collection #
H-13 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Jul 1927 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Wapta. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Field. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
34. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
Mt. Angeles, Olympic National Park.
Elev. 6199 ft. 47.995278°, -123.474444°. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 300 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Among rocks near Abies lasiocarpa krummholz. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Native.
WTU 337182; Barcode: WTU-V-069626
Lawrence C. Bliss s.n.    31 Jul 1966
34. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
115040 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
337182 
Barcode
WTU-V-069626 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Kathleen J. W. Wiley. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Lawrence C. Bliss 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
31 Jul 1966 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
Mt. Angeles, Olympic National Park. 
Elevation
6199 ft. 
Coordinates
47.995278°, -123.474444° 
Site Description
Among rocks near Abies lasiocarpa krummholz. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
35. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
North Cascades National Park. South side of Stiletto Peak. Stiletto Lake - 100 meters south of lake.
Elev. 6800 ft. 48° 28.848' N, 120° 39.35' W; UTM Zone 10, 673227.51E, 5372395.354N. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS. UTM calculated from Lat-Lon.
In a matrix of bedrock outcrops, graminoids, shrubs, and herbs. Tress are scattered in microsites in between rock outcrops, dominated by Larix lyallii. Slopes: 0 - 20°; general aspect: 150 - 190°. Scattered in large clumps; full sun; common. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 367237; Barcode: WTU-V-069618
Maria Gerace 06-55    29 Jul 2006
35. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
151776 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
367237 
Barcode
WTU-V-069618 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 23 2006. Sources: Flora of PNW.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Maria Gerace 
Collection #
06-55 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
29 Jul 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
North Cascades National Park. South side of Stiletto Peak. Stiletto Lake - 100 meters south of lake. 
Elevation
6800 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 28.848' N, 120° 39.35' W; UTM Zone 10, 673227.51E, 5372395.354N 
Site Description
In a matrix of bedrock outcrops, graminoids, shrubs, and herbs. Tress are scattered in microsites in between rock outcrops, dominated by Larix lyallii. Slopes: 0 - 20°; general aspect: 150 - 190°. 
Specimen Notes
Scattered in large clumps; full sun; common. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
36. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier National Park. Tolmie Peak, northwest side, upper 300 feet of ridge.
Elev. 5300-5600 ft. 46° 57' 26" N, 121° 52' 58" W; UTM Zone 10, 585004.868999999E, 5201016.123N. Datum: WGS 84. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. UTM calculated from Lat-Lon.
Dry slopes with mesic draws, dwarfed conifers, some talus, small bluffs, 25-30° slope, northwest aspect. White flowers; common. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 366467; Barcode: WTU-V-069617
Monica Delmartini 06-3    8 Aug 2006
with Pete Del Zotto
36. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
151964 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
366467 
Barcode
WTU-V-069617 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2 2006. Sources: Flora of Mount Rainier.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Monica Delmartini 
Collection #
06-3 
Other Collectors
Pete Del Zotto 
Date Collected
8 Aug 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier National Park. Tolmie Peak, northwest side, upper 300 feet of ridge. 
Elevation
5300-5600 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 57' 26" N, 121° 52' 58" W; UTM Zone 10, 585004.868999999E, 5201016.123N 
Site Description
Dry slopes with mesic draws, dwarfed conifers, some talus, small bluffs, 25-30° slope, northwest aspect. 
Specimen Notes
White flowers; common. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
37. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Whatcom County:
North Cascades National Park. Peak 6301. From Hannegan Peak travel east along ridge south of the headwaters of Middle Fork Silesia Creek to the first peak with an elevation of 6301 feet.
Elev. 6286 ft. 48° 54.194' N, 121° 30.374' W. Datum: NAD 83.
North facing, near vertical cliffs with small ledger of vegetation and wet seeps interspersed. Slope 75-90 degrees. Aspect; 328 degrees. Common on top of cliffs, large amounts of flowers. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 367602; Barcode: WTU-V-068835
Steve Hahn 07-06    4 Aug 2007
37. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
157834 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
367602 
Barcode
WTU-V-068835 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 30 2007. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Steve Hahn 
Collection #
07-06 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
4 Aug 2007 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whatcom 
Locality
North Cascades National Park. Peak 6301. From Hannegan Peak travel east along ridge south of the headwaters of Middle Fork Silesia Creek to the first peak with an elevation of 6301 feet. 
Elevation
6286 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 54.194' N, 121° 30.374' W 
Site Description
North facing, near vertical cliffs with small ledger of vegetation and wet seeps interspersed. Slope 75-90 degrees. Aspect; 328 degrees. 
Specimen Notes
Common on top of cliffs, large amounts of flowers. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
38. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
U.S.A., Washington, Whatcom County:
North Cascades National Park. Collection point is approximately 3/4 mile from Silesia Camp on trail to Copper Lookout in the last lush meadow before climbing up to ridge.
Elev. 5331 ft. 48° 54.104' N, 121° 28.325' W. Datum: NAD 83.
Subalpine meadow with a mosaic of lush herbaceous plants, tree clumps, Heather communities and shrub islands dominated by Phyllodoce and Vaccinium. Terrain is undulating with scattered boulders throughout. Aspect; 198 degrees. Slope; 18-40 degrees. Abundant in large, continuous carpets. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 368176; Barcode: WTU-V-068832
Tim Rogers 07-16    3 Aug 2007
with Steve Hahn, Steve Walker, Megan A. Jensen, Jesse Sorrells, Dale Blum
38. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don
Database ID
157908 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
368176 
Barcode
WTU-V-068832 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 3 2007. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Tim Rogers 
Collection #
07-16 
Other Collectors
Steve Hahn, Steve Walker, Megan A. Jensen, Jesse Sorrells, Dale Blum 
Date Collected
3 Aug 2007 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whatcom 
Locality
North Cascades National Park. Collection point is approximately 3/4 mile from Silesia Camp on trail to Copper Lookout in the last lush meadow before climbing up to ridge. 
Elevation
5331 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 54.104' N, 121° 28.325' W 
Site Description
Subalpine meadow with a mosaic of lush herbaceous plants, tree clumps, Heather communities and shrub islands dominated by Phyllodoce and Vaccinium. Terrain is undulating with scattered boulders throughout. Aspect; 198 degrees. Slope; 18-40 degrees. 
Specimen Notes
Abundant in large, continuous carpets. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
39. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
     (= Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana )
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
Kittitas/Chelan county line. Along Ingalls Lake Trail Number 1390 at pass between Ingalls Creek drainage and National Forest Teanaway River drainage.
Elev. 6474 ft. 47° 27.565' N, 120° 56.144' W. Coordinate uncertainty: 14 meters.
Dry rocky serpentine ridge line with Pinus albicaulis, Larix lyallii, Tsuga mertensiana, Abies lasiocarpa, Phyllodoce, Cassiope. Corolla white. common in soil beneath trees. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 373031; Barcode: WTU-V-068833
Ben Legler 3472    9 Jul 2006
with Ryan Miller, Alan Yen, Julie Monohan
39. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana
Database ID
157930 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
373031 
Barcode
WTU-V-068833 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by David Giblin. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
3472 
Other Collectors
Ryan Miller, Alan Yen, Julie Monohan 
Date Collected
9 Jul 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
Kittitas/Chelan county line. Along Ingalls Lake Trail Number 1390 at pass between Ingalls Creek drainage and National Forest Teanaway River drainage. 
Elevation
6474 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 27.565' N, 120° 56.144' W 
Site Description
Dry rocky serpentine ridge line with Pinus albicaulis, Larix lyallii, Tsuga mertensiana, Abies lasiocarpa, Phyllodoce, Cassiope. 
Specimen Notes
Corolla white. common in soil beneath trees. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
40. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Yakima County:
Mount Adams.
46.20255°, -121.4908°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 8000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 230236; Barcode: WTU-V-068867
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf s.n.    5 Aug 1891
40. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165608 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
230236 
Barcode
WTU-V-068867 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Aug 1891 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Yakima 
Locality
Mount Adams. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.20255°, -121.4908° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
41. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Yakima County:
Wodan's Vale, Mount Adams.
Elev. 6560 ft. 46.20255°, -121.4908°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 8000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Moist or wet places. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 230237; Barcode: WTU-V-068866
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 6830    10 Aug 1909
41. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165609 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
230237 
Barcode
WTU-V-068866 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 
Collection #
6830 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Aug 1909 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Yakima 
Locality
Wodan's Vale, Mount Adams. 
Elevation
6560 ft. 
Coordinates
46.20255°, -121.4908° 
Site Description
Moist or wet places. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
42. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
Base of Star Peak near Fish Creek Pass, north side of Lake Chelan.
47.905592°, -121.085697°. Datum: WGS84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Moist meadows. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 189033; Barcode: WTU-V-068865
George H. Ward 583    16 Jul 1946
42. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165610 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
189033 
Barcode
WTU-V-068865 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
George H. Ward 
Collection #
583 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
16 Jul 1946 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
Base of Star Peak near Fish Creek Pass, north side of Lake Chelan. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.905592°, -121.085697° 
Site Description
Moist meadows. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
43. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Near Indian Bar. Mount Rainier.
Elev. 6000 ft. 46.82694°, -121.64278°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Alpine meadows. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 34299; Barcode: WTU-V-068864
J. William Thompson 12692    27 Aug 1935
43. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165611 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
34299 
Barcode
WTU-V-068864 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
12692 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Aug 1935 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Near Indian Bar. Mount Rainier. 
Elevation
6000 ft. 
Coordinates
46.82694°, -121.64278° 
Site Description
Alpine meadows. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
44. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Tacoma [=Mount Rainier].
Elev. 7000 ft. 46.855635°, -121.765106°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 15000 meters. Georeferenced by Ibro Polovina. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 32589; Barcode: WTU-V-068863
J. B. Flett s.n.    9 Jul 1895
44. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165612 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
32589 
Barcode
WTU-V-068863 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. B. Flett 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Jul 1895 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Tacoma [=Mount Rainier]. 
Elevation
7000 ft. 
Coordinates
46.855635°, -121.765106° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
45. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier.
46.852827°, -121.760441°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 17500 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 13565; Barcode: WTU-V-068862
A. S. Pope s.n.    5 Aug 1904
45. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165613 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
13565 
Barcode
WTU-V-068862 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by J. B. Flett.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
A. S. Pope 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Aug 1904 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.852827°, -121.760441° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
46. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire, Van Trump Park.
46.75°, -121.81139°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 129477; Barcode: WTU-V-068861
A. A. Lindsey s.n.    9 Aug 1933
46. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165614 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
129477 
Barcode
WTU-V-068861 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
A. A. Lindsey 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Aug 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire, Van Trump Park. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.75°, -121.81139° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
47. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Hidden Lake Peak, Mount Baker Forest.
Elev. 6850 ft. 48.49611°, -121.18667°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 139414; Barcode: WTU-V-068860
Gladys De Neff 511    25 Jul 1933
47. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165615 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
139414 
Barcode
WTU-V-068860 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Gladys De Neff 
Collection #
511 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Jul 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Hidden Lake Peak, Mount Baker Forest. 
Elevation
6850 ft. 
Coordinates
48.49611°, -121.18667° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
48. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Yakima County:
Snoqualmie National Forest. Mount Aix.
Elev. 7500 ft. 46.79466°, -121.25527°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Alpine slopes. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 22416JWT; Barcode: WTU-V-068859
J. William Thompson 15038    15 Jul 1940
48. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165616 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
22416JWT 
Barcode
WTU-V-068859 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
15038 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Jul 1940 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Yakima 
Locality
Snoqualmie National Forest. Mount Aix. 
Elevation
7500 ft. 
Coordinates
46.79466°, -121.25527° 
Site Description
Alpine slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
49. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
Olympic National Park. Above trail to Moose Lake, 0.5 mile from end of Obstruction Point road.
Elev. 6000 ft. 47.88278°, -123.34833°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Along ridge. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 213622; Barcode: WTU-V-068878
William E. Brockman s.n.    10 Aug 1956
49. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165617 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
213622 
Barcode
WTU-V-068878 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
William E. Brockman 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Aug 1956 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
Olympic National Park. Above trail to Moose Lake, 0.5 mile from end of Obstruction Point road. 
Elevation
6000 ft. 
Coordinates
47.88278°, -123.34833° 
Site Description
Along ridge. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
50. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
Mount Angeles, Olympic Mountains.
Elev. 5000 ft. 47.99536°, -123.46725°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Alpine meadows. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 26348JWT-A; Barcode: WTU-V-068877
J. William Thompson 7508    18 Jul 1931
50. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165618 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
26348JWT-A 
Barcode
WTU-V-068877 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
7508 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Jul 1931 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
Mount Angeles, Olympic Mountains. 
Elevation
5000 ft. 
Coordinates
47.99536°, -123.46725° 
Site Description
Alpine meadows. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
51. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Oregon, Hood River County:
North side of Mount Hood, near Vista Ridge.
Elev. 5000 ft. 45.428163°, -121.721334°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1250 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Alpine meadow. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 26348JWT-B
J. William Thompson 3492    5 Aug 1927
51. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165619 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
26348JWT-B 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
3492 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Aug 1927 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Hood River 
Locality
North side of Mount Hood, near Vista Ridge. 
Elevation
5000 ft. 
Coordinates
45.428163°, -121.721334° 
Site Description
Alpine meadow. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Ericaceae
52. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
Boulder Creek.
47.98167°, -123.60139°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 32541; Barcode: WTU-V-068876
George Neville Jones 8489    6 Sep 1935
52. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165620 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
32541 
Barcode
WTU-V-068876 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
George Neville Jones 
Collection #
8489 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
6 Sep 1935 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
Boulder Creek. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.98167°, -123.60139° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
53. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Spray Park, Mount Rainier.
Elev. 5500 ft. 46.91556°, -121.82444°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Dry alpine slopes. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 26351JWT-A; Barcode: WTU-V-068873
J. William Thompson 5472    27 Jul 1930
53. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165621 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
26351JWT-A 
Barcode
WTU-V-068873 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
5472 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Jul 1930 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Spray Park, Mount Rainier. 
Elevation
5500 ft. 
Coordinates
46.91556°, -121.82444° 
Site Description
Dry alpine slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
54. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Grays Harbor County:
Summit of Mount Colonel Bob Lookout, Olympic Mountains.
Elev. 4700 ft. 47.48889°, -123.74556°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Crevices of rocks. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 26351JWT-B
J. William Thompson 7240    9 Jul 1931
54. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165622 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
26351JWT-B 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
7240 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Jul 1931 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grays Harbor 
Locality
Summit of Mount Colonel Bob Lookout, Olympic Mountains. 
Elevation
4700 ft. 
Coordinates
47.48889°, -123.74556° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Crevices of rocks. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Ericaceae
55. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
Above Heart Lake between Mount Steele and the Enchanted Valley of the Quinault River. Olympic Mountains.
Elev. 5400 ft. 47.667481°, -123.394043°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Exposed rocky ridge. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 94836; Barcode: WTU-V-068874
G. B. Rossbach 457    30 Jun 1938
with R. P. Rossbach
55. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165623 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
94836 
Barcode
WTU-V-068874 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
G. B. Rossbach 
Collection #
457 
Other Collectors
R. P. Rossbach 
Date Collected
30 Jun 1938 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Above Heart Lake between Mount Steele and the Enchanted Valley of the Quinault River. Olympic Mountains. 
Elevation
5400 ft. 
Coordinates
47.667481°, -123.394043° 
Site Description
Exposed rocky ridge. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
56. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Deer Lodge County:
Head of Storm Lake, Anaconda Mountains.
46.071086°, -113.265607°. Coordinate uncertainty: 900 meters.
Meadow. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 106045; Barcode: WTU-V-069616
C. L. Hitchcock 14831    21 Jul 1946
with C. V. Muhlick
56. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165624 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
106045 
Barcode
WTU-V-069616 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
14831 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
21 Jul 1946 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Deer Lodge 
Locality
Head of Storm Lake, Anaconda Mountains. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.071086°, -113.265607° 
Site Description
Meadow. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
57. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Madison County:
Tobacco Root Mountains, about 2 miles above Branham Lakes.
Elev. 8200 ft.
Wet area just below a cirque. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 267796; Barcode: WTU-V-069614
Pat Elvander 742    11 Jul 1976
with Matt Elvander
57. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165625 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
267796 
Barcode
WTU-V-069614 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Pat Elvander 
Collection #
742 
Other Collectors
Matt Elvander 
Date Collected
11 Jul 1976 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Madison 
Locality
Tobacco Root Mountains, about 2 miles above Branham Lakes. 
Elevation
8200 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Wet area just below a cirque. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
58. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Beaverhead County:
Oreamnos Lake, head of Pintlar Creek, Anaconda Range.
45.941906°, -113.505391°. Coordinate uncertainty: 400 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Invalid coordinates (located outside county bounds).
Near melting snow on granitic cliffs above lake. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 99924; Barcode: WTU-V-069615
C. L. Hitchcock 12748    27 Jul 1945
with C. V. Muhlick
58. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165626 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
99924 
Barcode
WTU-V-069615 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
12748 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
27 Jul 1945 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Beaverhead 
Locality
Oreamnos Lake, head of Pintlar Creek, Anaconda Range. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
45.941906°, -113.505391° 
Site Description
Near melting snow on granitic cliffs above lake. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
59. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Beaverhead County:
Ajax Lake, Bitter Root Range, at summit of Continental Divide.
In granitic rocks at cirque above lake. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 99951; Barcode: WTU-V-069612
C. L. Hitchcock 12697    23 Jul 1945
with C. V. Muhlick
59. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165627 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
99951 
Barcode
WTU-V-069612 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
12697 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
23 Jul 1945 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Beaverhead 
Locality
Ajax Lake, Bitter Root Range, at summit of Continental Divide. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
In granitic rocks at cirque above lake. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
60. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Meagher County:
Northeast base of Baldy Mountain, Big Belt Mountains.
Elev. 9000 ft.
Drying meadow. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 99952; Barcode: WTU-V-069613
C. L. Hitchcock 12412    16 Jul 1945
with C. V. Muhlick
60. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165628 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
99952 
Barcode
WTU-V-069613 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
12412 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
16 Jul 1945 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Meagher 
Locality
Northeast base of Baldy Mountain, Big Belt Mountains. 
Elevation
9000 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Drying meadow. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
61. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Beaverhead County:
At east base of Black Lion Mountain, Pioneer Mountains.
Elev. 9500 ft. 45.62877°, -112.962408°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3838 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Mostly in open meadow. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 99947; Barcode: WTU-V-069611
C. L. Hitchcock 12891    30 Jul 1945
with C. V. Muhlick
61. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165629 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
99947 
Barcode
WTU-V-069611 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
12891 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
30 Jul 1945 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Beaverhead 
Locality
At east base of Black Lion Mountain, Pioneer Mountains. 
Elevation
9500 ft. 
Coordinates
45.62877°, -112.962408° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Mostly in open meadow. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
62. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Beaverhead County:
Southeast shore of Waukena Lake, Pioneer Mountains, head of Rock Creek.
Elev. 9000 ft. 45.552087°, -112.951512°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 150 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Wet meadow. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 99923; Barcode: WTU-V-069610
C. L. Hitchcock 13037    1 Aug 1945
with C. V. Muhlick
62. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165630 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
99923 
Barcode
WTU-V-069610 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
13037 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
1 Aug 1945 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Beaverhead 
Locality
Southeast shore of Waukena Lake, Pioneer Mountains, head of Rock Creek. 
Elevation
9000 ft. 
Coordinates
45.552087°, -112.951512° 
Site Description
Wet meadow. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
63. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Sweet Grass County:
Near outlet of Granite Lake, head of Big Timber Creek, Crazy Mountains.
46.032855°, -110.292774°. Coordinate uncertainty: 250 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Invalid coordinates (located outside county bounds).
Boggy meadow. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 99953; Barcode: WTU-V-069609
C. L. Hitchcock 13278    5 Aug 1945
with C. V. Muhlick
63. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165631 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
99953 
Barcode
WTU-V-069609 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
13278 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
5 Aug 1945 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Sweet Grass 
Locality
Near outlet of Granite Lake, head of Big Timber Creek, Crazy Mountains. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.032855°, -110.292774° 
Site Description
Boggy meadow. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
64. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana
Lower Hollow Top Lake, Pony.
Elev. 8200 ft.
Moist lake shore. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 39006; Barcode: WTU-V-069608
D. B. Swingle s.n.    22 Jul 1933
64. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165632 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
39006 
Barcode
WTU-V-069608 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by P. A. Young.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
D. B. Swingle 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
22 Jul 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
 
Locality
Lower Hollow Top Lake, Pony. 
Elevation
8200 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Moist lake shore. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
65. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Montana, Ravalli County:
Below Saint Mary Peak, 1/4 mile south of peak; 7 miles due west of Stevensville.
Open white bark pine forest. Locally common; flowers white. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 235021; Barcode: WTU-V-069607
Peter F. Stickney 1115    9 Aug 1964
65. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165633 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
235021 
Barcode
WTU-V-069607 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Stickney 
Collection #
1115 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Aug 1964 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
Ravalli 
Locality
Below Saint Mary Peak, 1/4 mile south of peak; 7 miles due west of Stevensville. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Open white bark pine forest. 
Specimen Notes
Locally common; flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
66. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Idaho, Shoshone County:
Overlooking Imogene Lake on trail from Edith Lake, Sawtooth Primitive Area, Sawtooth Mountains.
Wet rocks below ridge. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 189591; Barcode: WTU-V-069602
A. R. Kruckeberg 4212    18 Jul 1957
66. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165634 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
189591 
Barcode
WTU-V-069602 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
A. R. Kruckeberg 
Collection #
4212 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Jul 1957 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Shoshone 
Locality
Overlooking Imogene Lake on trail from Edith Lake, Sawtooth Primitive Area, Sawtooth Mountains. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Wet rocks below ridge. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
67. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Idaho, Boundary County:
Near summit of Fisher Mountain.
Elev. 7000 ft. 48.866609°, -116.537156°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Talus slopes. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 297838; Barcode: WTU-V-069606
William H. Baker 13845    7 Aug 1955
67. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165635 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
297838 
Barcode
WTU-V-069606 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
William H. Baker 
Collection #
13845 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Aug 1955 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Boundary 
Locality
Near summit of Fisher Mountain. 
Elevation
7000 ft. 
Coordinates
48.866609°, -116.537156° 
Site Description
Talus slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
68. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Idaho, Idaho County:
Peak southwest of Black Tip on Idaho/Valley county line, circa 16 airmiles north of McCall.
Elev. 8400 ft. T21N R3E S15 SW 1/4. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Dry ridge above cirque. Abundant, mat-forming, flowers white. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 318367; Barcode: WTU-V-069604
Barbara Ertter 8749    26 Jul 1989
with Bob Moseley, Chris Davidson
68. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165636 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
318367 
Barcode
WTU-V-069604 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Barbara Ertter 
Collection #
8749 
Other Collectors
Bob Moseley, Chris Davidson 
Date Collected
26 Jul 1989 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Idaho 
Locality
Peak southwest of Black Tip on Idaho/Valley county line, circa 16 airmiles north of McCall. 
Elevation
8400 ft. 
Coordinates
T21N R3E S15 SW 1/4 
Site Description
Dry ridge above cirque. 
Specimen Notes
Abundant, mat-forming, flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
69. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Idaho, Boundary County:
Smith Creek Region. Smith Peak. 10 miles due west of Port Hill.
Elev. 7000 ft. 48.963645°, -116.53169°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Alpine meadow. Flowers white. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 160337; Barcode: WTU-V-069605
G. B. Rossbach 183    18 Jul 1936
with R. P. Rossbach
69. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165637 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
160337 
Barcode
WTU-V-069605 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
G. B. Rossbach 
Collection #
183 
Other Collectors
R. P. Rossbach 
Date Collected
18 Jul 1936 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Boundary 
Locality
Smith Creek Region. Smith Peak. 10 miles due west of Port Hill. 
Elevation
7000 ft. 
Coordinates
48.963645°, -116.53169° 
Site Description
Alpine meadow. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
70. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
U.S.A., Idaho, Lemhi County:
East slope Lemhi Range, Salmon National Forest, vicinity of Leadore. South shore of second lake on Stroud Creek, 100 yards from inlet.
Elev. 9300 ft. 44.682996°, -113.356649°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Quartzitic talus beneath Pinus albicaulis and Abies lasiocarpa. Flowers white. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 266761; Barcode: WTU-V-069603
D. Henderson 1064    12 Jul 1973
with M. Henderson, P. Jackson
70. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper
Database ID
165638 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
266761 
Barcode
WTU-V-069603 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper 
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. gracilis Piper.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1995.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
D. Henderson 
Collection #
1064 
Other Collectors
M. Henderson, P. Jackson 
Date Collected
12 Jul 1973 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Lemhi 
Locality
East slope Lemhi Range, Salmon National Forest, vicinity of Leadore. South shore of second lake on Stroud Creek, 100 yards from inlet. 
Elevation
9300 ft. 
Coordinates
44.682996°, -113.356649° 
Site Description
Quartzitic talus beneath Pinus albicaulis and Abies lasiocarpa. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
71. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
South slope of Mount Anderson.
Elev. 6000 ft. 47.72122°, -123.33156°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Moist slopes along small snow lake, Arctic-alpine Zone. Forms large mats. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 9130JWT; Barcode: WTU-V-068892
Fred G. Meyer 683    28 Jul 1936
71. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165645 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
9130JWT 
Barcode
WTU-V-068892 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Fred G. Meyer 
Collection #
683 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
28 Jul 1936 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
South slope of Mount Anderson. 
Elevation
6000 ft. 
Coordinates
47.72122°, -123.33156° 
Site Description
Moist slopes along small snow lake, Arctic-alpine Zone. 
Specimen Notes
Forms large mats. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
72. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
At head of Beverly Creek, Wenatchee Mountains.
Elev. 5200 ft. 47.372454°, -120.877017°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Rocky slopes. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 26350JWT-A; Barcode: WTU-V-068891
J. William Thompson 6613    13 Jun 1931
72. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165646 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
26350JWT-A 
Barcode
WTU-V-068891 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
6613 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
13 Jun 1931 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
At head of Beverly Creek, Wenatchee Mountains. 
Elevation
5200 ft. 
Coordinates
47.372454°, -120.877017° 
Site Description
Rocky slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
73. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
Constance Ridge, Olympic Mountains.
Elev. 5000 ft. 47.87222°, -123.66667°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Rocky crest. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 26350JWT-B
J. William Thompson 6588    30 May 1931
73. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165647 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
26350JWT-B 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
6588 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
30 May 1931 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Constance Ridge, Olympic Mountains. 
Elevation
5000 ft. 
Coordinates
47.87222°, -123.66667° 
Site Description
Rocky crest. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Ericaceae
74. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
Circa 20 miles north of Cle Elum, Ingall's Lake Trail off the North Fork Teanaway River Road (Forest Service 9737). Headlight Basin.
Elev. 6200 ft. T23N R15E S23. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by John Bassett. Coordinate Source: Nat. Geog. TOPO!.
Phyllodoce empetriformis and Phyllodoce glanduliflora among rocks. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 318407; Barcode: WTU-V-068890
Sarah Gage 12    29 Jul 1989
74. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165648 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
318407 
Barcode
WTU-V-068890 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Sarah Gage 
Collection #
12 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
29 Jul 1989 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
Circa 20 miles north of Cle Elum, Ingall's Lake Trail off the North Fork Teanaway River Road (Forest Service 9737). Headlight Basin. 
Elevation
6200 ft. 
Coordinates
T23N R15E S23 
Site Description
Phyllodoce empetriformis and Phyllodoce glanduliflora among rocks. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
75. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
Steven's Pass.
Elev. 4000-6000 ft. 47.744438°, -121.090111°. Datum: WGS84. Coordinate uncertainty: 600 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 116194; Barcode: WTU-V-068889
J. H. Sandberg 714     Aug 1893
with J. B. Leiberg
75. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165649 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
116194 
Barcode
WTU-V-068889 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. H. Sandberg 
Collection #
714 
Other Collectors
J. B. Leiberg 
Date Collected
Aug 1893 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
Steven's Pass. 
Elevation
4000-6000 ft. 
Coordinates
47.744438°, -121.090111° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
76. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
Hurricane Ridge. Olympic Peninsula.
Elev. 5500 ft. 47.93333°, -123.40833°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Subalpine meadow. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 21332; Barcode: WTU-V-068888
Geo. N. Jones 3360     Jul 1931
76. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165650 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
21332 
Barcode
WTU-V-068888 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Geo. N. Jones 
Collection #
3360 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Jul 1931 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
Hurricane Ridge. Olympic Peninsula. 
Elevation
5500 ft. 
Coordinates
47.93333°, -123.40833° 
Site Description
Subalpine meadow. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
77. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
Mount Angeles.
48.00365°, -123.445867°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5330 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Alpine meadows. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 306138; Barcode: WTU-V-068887
Harold E. Helmrich 287    15 Jul 1933
77. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165651 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
306138 
Barcode
WTU-V-068887 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Harold E. Helmrich 
Collection #
287 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Jul 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
Mount Angeles. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.00365°, -123.445867° 
Site Description
Alpine meadows. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
78. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
Marmot Lake, Olympic Mountains.
Elev. 4000 ft. 47.64951°, -123.36439°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Rocky soil. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 33027; Barcode: WTU-V-068885
F. L. Dickinson 39    17 Aug 1935
78. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165652 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
33027 
Barcode
WTU-V-068885 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
F. L. Dickinson 
Collection #
39 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 Aug 1935 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Marmot Lake, Olympic Mountains. 
Elevation
4000 ft. 
Coordinates
47.64951°, -123.36439° 
Site Description
Rocky soil. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
79. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier, Berkeley Park.
Elev. 7000 ft. 46.919142°, -121.683105°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1392 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 22198; Barcode: WTU-V-068884
J. M. Grant s.n.     Aug 1925
79. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165653 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
22198 
Barcode
WTU-V-068884 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Harrimanella stelleriana (Pall.) Coville.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. M. Grant 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Aug 1925 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier, Berkeley Park. 
Elevation
7000 ft. 
Coordinates
46.919142°, -121.683105° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
80. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington
Wellington, Cascade Mountains.
Slopes. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 253990; Barcode: WTU-V-068883
L. M. Umbach s.n.    31 Aug 1901
80. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165654 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
253990 
Barcode
WTU-V-068883 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
L. M. Umbach 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
31 Aug 1901 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
 
Locality
Wellington, Cascade Mountains. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
81. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Yakima County:
Yakima Indian Nation above Howard Lake at 55 miles west of Toppenish.
Elev. 5248 ft. 46.371695°, -121.461726°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Hudsonian habitat. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 270802; Barcode: WTU-V-068882
E. Hunn 574    30 Jun 1977
81. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165655 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
270802 
Barcode
WTU-V-068882 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by Hunn.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
E. Hunn 
Collection #
574 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
30 Jun 1977 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Yakima 
Locality
Yakima Indian Nation above Howard Lake at 55 miles west of Toppenish. 
Elevation
5248 ft. 
Coordinates
46.371695°, -121.461726° 
Site Description
Hudsonian habitat. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
82. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Trail to Red Mountain, Cascade Mountains.
Elev. 4500 ft. 47.61028°, -121.42556°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 35445; Barcode: WTU-V-068855
John Broadbent s.n.    19 Jul 1935
82. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165656 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
35445 
Barcode
WTU-V-068855 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
John Broadbent 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 Jul 1935 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Trail to Red Mountain, Cascade Mountains. 
Elevation
4500 ft. 
Coordinates
47.61028°, -121.42556° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
83. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
Near Ice Lakes.
Elev. 7000 ft. 48.13222°, -120.78694°. Datum: WGS84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 26692; Barcode: WTU-V-068854
G. E. Morrill 322    22 Aug 1933
83. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165657 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
26692 
Barcode
WTU-V-068854 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
G. E. Morrill 
Collection #
322 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
22 Aug 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
Near Ice Lakes. 
Elevation
7000 ft. 
Coordinates
48.13222°, -120.78694° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
84. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Yakima County:
Mount Adams.
Elev. 6560 ft. 46.20255°, -121.4908°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 8000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Damp or wet places. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 263646; Barcode: WTU-V-068853
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 6830    10 Aug 1909
84. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165658 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
263646 
Barcode
WTU-V-068853 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 
Collection #
6830 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Aug 1909 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Yakima 
Locality
Mount Adams. 
Elevation
6560 ft. 
Coordinates
46.20255°, -121.4908° 
Site Description
Damp or wet places. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
85. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier.
46.852827°, -121.760441°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 17500 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 13567; Barcode: WTU-V-068852
Hill     25 Jul 1897
85. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165659 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
13567 
Barcode
WTU-V-068852 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by Hill.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Hill 
Collection #
 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Jul 1897 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.852827°, -121.760441° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
86. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Mount Splendor, Vancouver Island.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 234869; Barcode: WTU-V-069589
N. C. Stewart s.n.    21 Jul 1938
86. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165660 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
234869 
Barcode
WTU-V-069589 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by W. V. Hardy.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by A. F. Szczawinski, 1959.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
N. C. Stewart 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
21 Jul 1938 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Mount Splendor, Vancouver Island. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
87. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Mount Revelstone Park.
Elev. 6300 ft.
Alpine meadows. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 234870; Barcode: WTU-V-069590
Mrs. I. M. T. cowan s.n.    7 Jul 1937
87. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165661 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
234870 
Barcode
WTU-V-069590 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by W. V. Hardy.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by A. F. Szczawinski, 1959.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Mrs. I. M. T. cowan 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Jul 1937 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Mount Revelstone Park. 
Elevation
6300 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Alpine meadows. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
88. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Glacier.
Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 234871; Barcode: WTU-V-069591
J. A. Munro s.n.    7 Aug 1942
88. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165662 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
234871 
Barcode
WTU-V-069591 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by G. A. Hardy.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by A. F. Szczawinski, 1959.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Munro 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Aug 1942 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Glacier. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
89. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Moat Lake.
Elev. 4000 ft. 49° 41' N, 125° 23' W.
Very abundant in this area. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 214795; Barcode: WTU-V-069592
J. E. Underhill 288    26 Jul 1957
89. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165663 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
214795 
Barcode
WTU-V-069592 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by A. F. Szczawinski.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. E. Underhill 
Collection #
288 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 Jul 1957 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Moat Lake. 
Elevation
4000 ft. 
Coordinates
49° 41' N, 125° 23' W 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Very abundant in this area. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
90. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Mount Rooster Comb, Strathcona Park.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 234817; Barcode: WTU-V-069593
N. C. Stewart s.n.     Jul 1937
90. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165664 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
234817 
Barcode
WTU-V-069593 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by W. V. Hardy.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana.
    Annotated by A. F. Szczawinski, 1959.
3. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
N. C. Stewart 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Jul 1937 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Mount Rooster Comb, Strathcona Park. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
91. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Queen Charlotte Islands, Lake Takakia (1870 feet) about 10 miles south of Moresby Logging Camp (head of Cumshewa Inlet), Moresby Island.
Elev. 1800-2700 ft.
Open heathy slopes. Dominant shrubby species. Voucher specimen in Flora of the Queen Charlotte Islands I. Systematics of the Vascular Plants. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 251662; Barcode: WTU-V-069595
J. A. Calder 36283    25 Jul 1964
with R. L. Taylor
91. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165665 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
251662 
Barcode
WTU-V-069595 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
36283 
Other Collectors
R. L. Taylor 
Date Collected
25 Jul 1964 
Verbatim Date
25-30 Jul 1964 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Queen Charlotte Islands, Lake Takakia (1870 feet) about 10 miles south of Moresby Logging Camp (head of Cumshewa Inlet), Moresby Island. 
Elevation
1800-2700 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Open heathy slopes. 
Specimen Notes
Dominant shrubby species. Voucher specimen in Flora of the Queen Charlotte Islands I. Systematics of the Vascular Plants. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
92. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
About 20 miles south of Moresby Logging Camp. Queen Charlotte Islands.
52° 55' N, 132° 3' W.
Heathy slopes and ridges above treeline. Common; flowers white. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 241852; Barcode: WTU-V-069594
J. A. Calder 23097    29 Jul 1957
with D. B. O. Savile, R. L. Taylor
92. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165666 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
241852 
Barcode
WTU-V-069594 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
23097 
Other Collectors
D. B. O. Savile, R. L. Taylor 
Date Collected
29 Jul 1957 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
About 20 miles south of Moresby Logging Camp. Queen Charlotte Islands. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
52° 55' N, 132° 3' W 
Site Description
Heathy slopes and ridges above treeline. 
Specimen Notes
Common; flowers white. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
93. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Vancouver Island, Kennedy River drainage area.
Elev. 730 ft.
Rock bluff, total exposure, slope-10. In moss; white flowers. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 219783; Barcode: WTU-V-069596
A. Young 275    5 Jun 1963
with W. Hubbard
93. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165667 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
219783 
Barcode
WTU-V-069596 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by W. Armstrong.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
A. Young 
Collection #
275 
Other Collectors
W. Hubbard 
Date Collected
5 Jun 1963 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Vancouver Island, Kennedy River drainage area. 
Elevation
730 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Rock bluff, total exposure, slope-10. 
Specimen Notes
In moss; white flowers. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
94. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Above Sylvan Mine on Hudson Bay Mountain, 9 miles west of Smithers.
Elev. 6100-6300 ft.
Common on rocky knoll at 6100 feet; occurs from just below tree line to at least 6300 feet; flowers white. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 175626; Barcode: WTU-V-068881
J. A. Calder 14647    17 Aug 1954
with D. B. O. Savile, J. M. Ferguson
94. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165668 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
175626 
Barcode
WTU-V-068881 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
14647 
Other Collectors
D. B. O. Savile, J. M. Ferguson 
Date Collected
17 Aug 1954 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Above Sylvan Mine on Hudson Bay Mountain, 9 miles west of Smithers. 
Elevation
6100-6300 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Common on rocky knoll at 6100 feet; occurs from just below tree line to at least 6300 feet; flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
95. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Copper Mountain 8 miles southwest of Nelson.
Elev. 7300 ft.
Open slope near summit. Occsional; flowers white. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 174019; Barcode: WTU-V-068880
J. A. Calder 11108    26 Jul 1953
with D. B. O. Savile
95. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165669 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
174019 
Barcode
WTU-V-068880 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
11108 
Other Collectors
D. B. O. Savile 
Date Collected
26 Jul 1953 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Copper Mountain 8 miles southwest of Nelson. 
Elevation
7300 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Open slope near summit. 
Specimen Notes
Occsional; flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
96. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
East side Copper Dome Mountain.
Elev. 6200 ft.
Rocky slope. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 197150; Barcode: WTU-V-068879
K. Beamish 60974    28 Jul 1960
with F. Vrugtman
96. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165670 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
197150 
Barcode
WTU-V-068879 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by J. W. E., 1960.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
K. Beamish 
Collection #
60974 
Other Collectors
F. Vrugtman 
Date Collected
28 Jul 1960 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
East side Copper Dome Mountain. 
Elevation
6200 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Rocky slope. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
97. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Tenquille Lake Pass.
Elev. 5400 ft. 50.529168°, -122.885977°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 7437 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Rocks near creek. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 197147; Barcode: WTU-V-068894
K. Beamish 60903    25 Jul 1960
with F. Vrugtman
97. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165671 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
197147 
Barcode
WTU-V-068894 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by K. Beamish, 1960.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
K. Beamish 
Collection #
60903 
Other Collectors
F. Vrugtman 
Date Collected
25 Jul 1960 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Tenquille Lake Pass. 
Elevation
5400 ft. 
Coordinates
50.529168°, -122.885977° 
Site Description
Rocks near creek. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
98. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Canada, British Columbia
Crown Mountain. Tenquille Lake area.
Elev. 6000-6500 ft. 50.535278°, -122.923056°. Coordinate uncertainty: 9000 meters.
Rocky slopes and soil pockets. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 197152; Barcode: WTU-V-068893
K. Beamish 60915    27 Jul 1960
with F. Vrugtman
98. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165672 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
197152 
Barcode
WTU-V-068893 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
    Annotated by J. W. E., 1960.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
K. Beamish 
Collection #
60915 
Other Collectors
F. Vrugtman 
Date Collected
27 Jul 1960 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Crown Mountain. Tenquille Lake area. 
Elevation
6000-6500 ft. 
Coordinates
50.535278°, -122.923056° 
Site Description
Rocky slopes and soil pockets. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
99. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
Mount Daniel, 4 miles west of Hyas Lake.
Elev. 6000 ft. 47.56256°, -121.17189°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 2000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 75646; Barcode: WTU-V-068851
C. L. Hitchcock 8029    12 Jul 1942
99. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165717 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
75646 
Barcode
WTU-V-068851 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
8029 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
12 Jul 1942 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
Mount Daniel, 4 miles west of Hyas Lake. 
Elevation
6000 ft. 
Coordinates
47.56256°, -121.17189° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Ericaceae
100. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Mount Dickerman, Baker National Forest.
Elev. 5700 ft. 48.06829°, -121.47068°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Alpine slopes. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 26349JWT; Barcode: WTU-V-068850
J. William Thompson 8773    17 Jul 1932
100. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana
Database ID
165718 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
26349JWT 
Barcode
WTU-V-068850 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Ericaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Accepted Name
Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana  
Annotation History
1. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don.
2. Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don ssp. mertensiana.
    Annotated by Gary D. Wallace, 1997.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
8773 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 Jul 1932 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Mount Dickerman, Baker National Forest. 
Elevation
5700 ft. 
Coordinates
48.06829°, -121.47068° 
Site Description
Alpine slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

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Database Field Descriptions:
Database ID
Each of our backend databases assigns a unique and persistent integer ID to each specimen record. A GUID (globally unique identifier) can be formed from this by combining it with the herbarium and collection acronyms (example: WTU-VP-12733).
Herbarium
Every herbarium is referred to by a unique acronym. Ours is WTU, which stands for Washington Territorial University. Our database also includes some specimens housed at NOCA (North Cascades National Park Herbarium) and MORA (Mount Rainier National Park Herbarium). For a complete listing of herbarium acronyms, see Index Herbariorum.
Collection
WTU's specimens are physically housed in separate collections according to taxonomic groups: Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, Algae, Lichens, and Fungi.
Dataset
Some specimens are grouped into "Datasets," representing such things as incorporated herbaria or major collecting projects.
Accession
Each of WTU's Vascular Plant specimens is assigned an accession number. Our other collections lack accession numbers (see Barcode instead). Ideally, each specimen would have a unique accession number, but this fails in practice. Some accession numbers include "JWT" after the number; these indicate specimens originating from the herbarium of J. William Thompson that were integrated into WTU's collections but not re-accessioned with WTU numbers. Accession numbers followed by an "A", "B", or other single letter represent sheets with multiple collections mounted on them, all using the same accession number.
Barcode
Our Bryophyte, Algae, Lichen, Fungi, and some Vascular Plant specimens are assigned pre-printed barcode stickers. These follow the format "WTU-C-######", where C represents a code for the collection (one of: V, B, A, L, F) and ###### represents a zero-padded, six-digit number.
Other Numbers
Specimens collected from North Cascades and Mount Rainier National Parks are assigned National Park Service accession and catalog numbers. These numbers are listed here.
Family
The scientific name of the family. Our database generally uses AGPIII and other current sources for vascular plant family names. However, our physical Vascular Plant collection is organized by the older Englerian sequence.
Accepted Name
For Vascular Plants, this gives the accepted name by which the specimen is currently known. The accepted name is derived by looking up the most recent annotation name in a synonymy table and finding its corresponding accepted name.
Annotation History
The sequence of annotations and scientific names given on the physical specimen is listed here, in order from the first to most recent. We treat the name on the original label as the first annotation.
Type Notes
If this is a type specimen, then information about its type status (holotype, isotype, etc.) and the name(s) for which it is a type is provided here.
Collector
The person who collected this specimen, as given on the label, and whose name is associated with the collection number on the label. If no collector name is given, we enter "unknown" into this field.
Collection #
A unique number assigned to the specimen by the collector. Different collectors use different numbering schemes; these may include the addition of prefixes (such as their initials or the year) or suffixes (such as an A or B). In the database, any prefixes and suffixes are included in the Collector's Number field exactly as they appear on the specimen label. When no collector number is given, we type "s.n." in this field.
Other Collectors
Other collectors that are listed on the label along with the primary collector, but whose collection number was not assigned to this specimen.
Date Collected
The date on which the specimen was collected, split up between day, month, and year in the database. Months are stored as nubmers (1-12) but displayed as three-letter abbreviations. Years are alway 4-digits long. Occasionally the label may give a range of dates. In such cases, the first date in the range is used as the collection date, and the entire collection date is entered into the Verbatim Date field as it appears on the label. If no date is given, then the date fields are left blank and a note is made in the Verbatim Date field.
Verbatim Date
The literal date string as displayed on the label; only used for dates that cannot be represented by a single day, month, and year.
Country
Name of the country from which the specimen was collected. Specimens from the United States of America are entered as "U.S.A."
State or Province
Name of the state or province from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. U.S. states are spelled out in full.
County
Name of the county, municipality, borough, parish, or equivalent political unit from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. The designation (such as "county") is not included in the field value.
Locality
A text description of the location where the specimen was collected, as given on the specimen label. May include national park, national forest, and other land use designations. Older collections often have short and imprecise locality data. Detailed locality data for rare species (threatened, endangered, sensitive, watch, ...) is included in our database but omitted from the search results.
Elevation
Elevations may be given either in feet or meters, and may include a minimum and maximum elevation, representing a range.
Coordinates
May include TRS/PLSS (township, range, section, quarter, etc.), latitude/longitude, and UTM. Coordinates for arare species are included in our database but omittedfrom the search results.
Site Description
This field includes all label information characterizing the site, such habitat, vegetation zone/association, substrate, slope, moisture, associated species, and so on - as the information appears on the specimen label.
Specimen Notes
Includes any characteristics pertaining to the plant specimen itself, such as flower color, fruit length, and plant height, along with information about the species, such as abundance and the precise location and micro-habitat where collected. Also includes any notes or text on the specimen that does not better fit into another field.
Phenology
Specifies the sexual maturity/condition of the specimen, such as flowering, fruiting, cone-bearing, spore-bearing, fertile, or sterile. Phenology is generally not given on the label; instead the person entering the record examines the specimen and selects the appropriate value.
Origin
Specifies whether the specimen is native or introduced to the state or country where it was collected. Origin data is rarely found on the specimen label; instead, it is entered during data entry either from a lookup table or from the date entry personnel's own knowledge. Origin data should be considered supplemental information, and should not be relied on as authoritative.
Cultivated
A Yes/No flag indicating if this is a cultivated specimen. Cultivated specimens generally do not represent valid distribution records and should be excluded from range maps or other geographic analyses.


Disclaimer:

WTU makes a reasonable effort to prevent and correct data entry errors; however, we cannot guarantee that our database is free from typos, misidentifications, or inaccurate label data. Please use the information at your own discretion. Error corrections and comments can be sent to Ben Legler or David Giblin.