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Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin


(Andromeda glaucophylla Link)

Bog rosemary

HEATH FAMILY (Ericaceae)


FIELD CHARACTERISTICS: A low, evergreen shrub growing to 5 dm. in height. The leaves are alternate,narrowly linear, 2-5 cm. long, sessile, entire, leathery, and strongly inrolled. Leaves blue-green above and whitened below. The corolla is urn- shaped, pink (sometimes white), 5-6 mm. long and arranged on terminal, drooping, umbel-like racemes with stalks to 8 mm. In flower during May and June.

ECOLOGICAL NOTES: Bog rosemary is restricterd to bogs.

SOURCE: Gleason and Cronquist (1991).

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