Andromeda polifolia (Bog Rosemary) - photos and description

Andromeda polifolia

Andromeda polifolia

Andromeda polifolia

Andromeda polifolia

General: A small shrub with a branching growth habit and leathery leaves.

Flowers: Flowers grow in umbels, are pinkish-white in colour and urn shaped. We measured flowers to 6 mm long.

Leaves: Leaves are linear, alternate, with edges rolled under, and a glaucous underside. Leaf highlighted in photo above was 45 mm long by 5 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 40 cm. We measured plants to 34 cm tall.

Habitat: Habitat is bogs and muskeg in the boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 13th, plants were almost done flowering, bog in the Boreal forest, about 400 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.