bog rosemary

noun
either of two low-growing shrubs, Andromeda glaucophylla or A. polifolia, of the heath family, having narrow evergreen leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers.
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bog rosemary
 
n
another name for marsh andromeda

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bog rosemary

(Andromeda polifolia), low evergreen shrub of the heath family (Ericaceae) and native to bogs in northeastern North America, northern and central Europe, and northern Asia. The plant grows 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) tall and has a creeping rootstock and green leaves about 3 cm (1.2 inches) long. The small pinkish-white flowers grow in small terminal clusters

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Boggier patches with sphagnum, bog rosemary, and leather-leaf are also present.
Bog rosemary and cranberry are found in wetter areas as are salmonberry and a variety of mosses.
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