Rhododendron groenlandicum (Oeder) Kron & Judd   (redirected from: Ledum groenlandicum)
Family: Ericaceae
Labrador-tea
[Ledum groenlandicum Oeder, Ledum latifolium Jacq., Ledum palustre subsp. groenlandicum L., Ledum palustre var. latifolium L.]
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James R. Sime  
Etymology: Ledum: from the Greek ledon, "cistus," for the plant now known as Cistus, unclear how this relates to Ledum
Plants: erect, perennial, 1 1/2'-3' tall shrub; stems densely orange-hairy
Leaves: stalkless, evergreen, thick, alternate, lance-like to elliptical, edges turning downward, woolly, often with orangish hairs beneath Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/3" wide, petals all separate; inflorescence with many, long-stalked flowers in a crowded, branched cluster (corymb) at the ends of the stem; blooms May-June
Fruits: oval capsule
Habitat: wet; forests, bogs, cliffs
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
Rhododendron groenlandicum image
Merel R. Black  
Rhododendron groenlandicum image
Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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