Andromeda polifolia

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Bog Rosemary: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Andromeda polifolia
Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia): Bog Rosemary is a small easily overlooked evergreen perennial found in bogs. Plants typically consist of a few slender stems, so are most noticeable when the pink urn-shaped flowers are blooming. Like many bog plants, the leaves contain a variety of toxins and should not be consumed .

Scattered collections (15 georeferenced) from across the region. Probably under collected relative to its abundance.

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Other References

  • Muller: gen; muskeg
  • Hall 2010: "Bogs, fens and swamps, sub alpine meadows. Common."

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