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Ledum palustre (Marsh labrador tea)
Weyand, Phyllis

Ledum palustre

Ledum palustre L.

Marsh Labrador Tea, Northern Labrador Tea, Narrow-leaf Labrador Tea

Ericaceae (Heath Family)


USDA Symbol: LEPA11

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Inflorescence: Umbel
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: Stamens 10
Fruit: Brown.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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



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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ledum palustre in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ledum palustre in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ledum palustre


Record Modified: 2011-08-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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