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Bog Rosemary
Andromeda polifolia

Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) Other scientific names: Andromeda glaucophylla

French names: Andromède glauque

Family: Heath Family (Ericaceae)

Distinctive features: Sub-Shrub

Similar species:
  •   Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) - Flowers are arranged along a drooping raceme.

Flowers: Spring, Summer;  White, Red/Pink

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Wet Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 292    Shrubs of Ontario: 365   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: polifolia: grey-leaved

For more information visit: Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Photographs: 76 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia)

Bog Rosemary flowers, in early May.

Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia)

Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia)

Ripening fruit of Bog Rosemary.

Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia)

Bog Rosemary plants peeking out from the snow in a wintery bog.

Range map for Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia)

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.

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