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Chamaedaphne calyculata

Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) Other common names: Calyxed Leatherleaf, Cassandra

Family: Heath Family (Ericaceae)

Distinctive features: Sub-Shrub; A small shrub of bogs and stream shorelines, growing to a maximum height of about 3 feet.

Similar species:
  •   Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) - Flowers in a clump.

Flowers: Spring;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire;  Alternate, simple, evergreen.

Habitat: Wet Areas;  Bogs and wet shores.

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 292    Shrubs of Ontario: 371   

Native/Non-native: Native

Status: Common in bogs.

For more information visit: Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Photographs: 186 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) flowers

Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) leaves

Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) plants

This winter photo shows the characteristic shape in Leatherleaf plants.

Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) habitat

Leatherleaf grows in very wet areas, such as bogs.

Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) fruit

Leatherleaf berries forming.

Range map for Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)