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Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla
Andromeda polifolia L. var. glaucophylla (Link) DC.
Bog rosemary, Bog-rosemary
Synonym(s): Andromeda glaucophylla, Andromeda glaucophylla var. iodandra, Andromeda polifolia ssp. glaucophylla
USDA Symbol: anpog
This bog-rosemary variety is a low, evergreen shrub growing from 8 in to 3 ft. tall. The shrub does not have many branches, but many shrubs will grow together to form a clump. Firm, narrow, blue-green leaves are covered with fine, white hairs on the underside. Leaf margins roll under. Several small, bell-shaped, pink or white flowers occur together in a curved umbel at the tips of branches.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Blue, Brown Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
Nf. to Sask., s. to NJ,
& n.e. MN Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Organic peats, sands and mucks.
Conditions Comments: Bog rosemary demands strongly acid soil. It has no serious disease or insect problems. Creeping rootstocks form large patches.
BenefitWarning: POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Toxic only in large quantities. Symptoms include watering of mouth, eyes, and nose; loss of energy, slow pulse, vomiting, low blood pressure, lack of coordination, convulsions, and progressive paralysis. Toxic Principle: Andromedotoxin. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2012-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff