ABOUT LISA BERRY
Brown's or Wild Peony
Great Red Paintbrush
Little Elephant's Head
Red Mountain Heather
Sierra Shooting Star
Scientific Name: Cassiope Mertensiana
Common Name: Alpine Heather or White Mountain Heather
Description: The rounded, bell-shaped flowers with petals slightly reflexed at the tips have red sepals, and nod from red pedicels extending from stems scaled with overlapping, needle-like leaves.
Habitat: Like red mountain heather, it is found near mid to upper elevation lake edges and stream banks.
Comments: This hardy but delicate-looking flower was an alpine favorite of John Muir.