Bog Labrador tea

Rhododendron groenlandicum

''Rhododendron groenlandicum'', is a flowering shrub with white flowers and evergreen leaves that is used to make a herbal tea.
Labrador Tea Throughout the large bog the Labrador Tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum) is in bloom at the Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ramsar site no. 755. Canada,Geotagged,Labrador Tea,Mer Bleue Conservation Area,Ontario,Ottawa,Ramsar wetland,Rhododendron groenlandicum,Spring

Appearance

It is a low shrub growing to 50 centimetres tall with evergreen leaves 20–60 millimetres long and 3–15 millimetres broad. The leaves are wrinkled on top, densely hairy white to red-brown underneath, and have a leathery texture, curling at the edges. The tiny white flowers grow in hemispherical clusters and are very fragrant and sticky.
Labrador Tea All over the bog the Labrador Tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum) is in bloom at the Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ramsar site no. 755. Bog Labrador tea,Canada,Geotagged,Labrador Tea,Mer Bleue Conservation Area,Ontario,Ottawa,Rhododendron groenlandicum,Spring

Distribution

It is reported from Greenland, as well as from every province and territory in Canada and in the northeastern and northwestern United States. It grows in bogs and on wet shores, and sometimes on rocky alpine slopes.

Uses

It is often used as a spice in dishes containing wild game. It is also used as flavoring in distilled spirits.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderEricales
FamilyEricaceae
GenusRhododendron
SpeciesR. groenlandicum
Photographed in
Canada