Practical ecological knowledge for the temperate reader.

Elliottia pyroliflora - Copperbush

Family: Ericaceae - Heath

Origin Status: Native. [E-flora]

"General: Medium-sized shrub, 0.5-2 m tall; stems erect, glabrous or very sparingly short-hairy with loose, shredding copper-coloured bark." [IFBC-E-flora]

"Habitat / Range Moist to wet forests, streambanks, and bog edges in the montane and subalpine zones; common in BC west of the Coast-Cascade Mountains; N to S AK, S along coast to NW OR." [IFBC-E-flora]

Medicinal Uses



  1. Elliottia pyroliflora,, Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2013. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia ( Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 6/12/2014 2:11:04 PM ]

Elliottia Sp.

Local Species;

  1. Elliottia pyroliflora - copperbush

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