Andromeda polifolia var. latifolia L.  
Family: Ericaceae
bog rosemary
[Andromeda glaucophylla Link, Andromeda glaucophylla var. iodandra Link, Andromeda polifolia subsp. glaucophylla L., Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla L.]
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Joanne Kline  
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall shrub
Leaves: alternate, evergreen, leathery, linear, edges rolled downward, whitish beneath when young
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, urn-shaped, on backward-curving stalks less than 1/3" long; inflorescence an umbel-shaped cluster at the ends of the stems; blooms May-June
Fruits: roundish capsule
Habitat: wet; bogs; in acidic soil
Etymology: Andromeda: fancifully named by Linnaeus for Andromeda of Greek mythology
Conservation Status: native
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Merel R. Black  
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Josh Sulman  
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Derek Anderson  
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Josh Sulman