Definition of Phyllodoce caerulea
1. Noun. Small shrub with tiny evergreen leaves and pink or purple flowers; Alpine summits and high ground in Asia and Europe and United States.
Generic synonyms: Heath
Group relationships: Genus Phyllodoce, Phyllodoce
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phyllodoce Caerulea
Literary usage of Phyllodoce caerulea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. by Geological Survey of Great Britain (1846)
"Of these the Phyllodoce caerulea (a plant highly characteristic of the Norwegian Alps) has, either disappeared lately, or is likely soon to be extirpated, ..."
2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1911)
"A few degrees south of Etah a few more are added, as for instance, Phyllodoce caerulea, Andromeda polifolia, Cassiope hypnoides, ..."
3. Memoirs by Harvard University Gray Herbarium (1917)
"... Arabis alpina L., Phyllodoce caerulea (L.) Bab. and Gnaphalium supinum Vill., reach the median latitudes in America only in the East; while still others ..."