Rose Heath
Heath-Leaved Chaetopappa

Chaetopappa ericoides

Rose heath

Color: White to pink

Common name: Rose heath, heath-leaved chaetopappa

Latin name: Chaetopappa ericoides


Height: 2-6 inches

Description: Low, tufted, stems growing erect from a woody base; ray flowers generally 12–21; corolla 5–10 mm, white to ± pink.

Leaf: Basal (at or near the base of the plant), 4–12 mm, elongated with parallel sides, narrower than elliptic or oblong, covered with stiff hairs.

Range: Sierra Nevada (e slope), White and Inyo Mountains, Desert Mountains, e Mojave Desert.

Habitat: Dry slopes

Elevation: 1300–2900 m.

Flowering time: Apr–May

Notes: Photographed Mojave National Preserve, May 1, 2004. A dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond. Distribution outside California: to NE, Texas, n Mexico.

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