Paxistima myrsinites

Mountain Lover
Paxistima myrsinites

Family: Staff Tree (Celastraceae)
AKA: Oregon Boxwood
Photo taken on: May 11, 2007
Location: Taylor Canyon, GV, CO
Life Zones: Montane to alpine
Habitat: Moist forests

A low, soft shrub that looks like Kinnikinnick but leaves are glossy and toothed. The flowers are tiny and have four reddish petals.

Red & Orange Flowers