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Andromeda polifolia var. polifolia

Andromeda polifolia L. var. polifolia

Bog Rosemary, Moorwort, Northern Bog Rosemary, Wild Rosemary

Ericaceae (Heath family)

Synonym(s): Andromeda polifolia var. concolor


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CT , ID , NY , WA
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Sphagnum peat bogs, acid swamps, margins of pools throughout boreal forest and arctic.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Andromeda polifolia var. polifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Andromeda polifolia var. polifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Andromeda polifolia var. polifolia


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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