The fruit is a round, pink segmented capsule with five segments containing many seeds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture established the standard by whi… Here you'll know everything. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus who compared the plant to Andromeda from Greek mythology when he observed it during his 1732 expedition to Lapland. The whole landscape resembles a giant Persian rug. 288, 364-365. Retrieved 14 March 2017. Tag: Bog Rosemary. Birds of North America.Â Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.Â Subscription web site. It should come as no surprise that Bog Rosemary is often found in bogs. Images.Â Bog Rosemary.Â Retrieved 14 March 2017. Here’s my own trial and error with this perennial shrublet. You can change your mind by clicking a link we put in the emails. Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Rock garden, Specimen. Bog Laurel flowers also appear to be on the end of the branch. A Guide to the Peatland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (University Press of New England, 2016), 114-115. Medicinal use of Bog Rosemary: None known Known hazards of Andromeda glaucophylla: A toxin, called 'andromedotoxin' can be released from the plant if it is infused in boiling water. Bog rosemary, (Andromeda polifolia), also called moorwort, low evergreen shrub of the heath family (Ericaceae). With its common name of 'bog rosemary', this little gem will thrive in reliably moist, acidic soils, and makes an interesting addition to shadier rockeries or borders. In the Adirondacks, Bog Rosemary is found in several ecological communities, including: Look for Bog Rosemary along trails that go through acidic bogs: The most convenient place to observe Bog Rosemary is along the Boreal Life Trail boardwalk across Barnum Bog. Retrieved 29 March 2015. Bog Rosemary flowers are also a useful identification key, since they are distinct from those of other evergreen shrubs which flourish in bogs. Ronald B. Davis. A Hiker's Guide to Common Plants and Animals of Marshes, Bogs, and SwampsÂ (New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1989), pp. Texas Redbud. Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern Freshwater WetlandsÂ (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1995), pp. Allen J. Combes. Bring to a slight simmer. University of Michigan. Retrieved 23 December 2019. However, the bog communities where Bog Rosemary flourishes are extremely important to some bird species, including the Palm Warbler and Lincoln's Sparrow. Unusual in appearance, as it looks just like culinary rosemary-but it isn’t, and it isn’t even related. Retrieved 23 December 2019. It classified as an "obligate wetland" plant, which means that it almost always occurs in wetlands. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). bog rosemary Join the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9. Andromeda polifolia – Bog Rosemary. Plant database entry for Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice') with 15 images, one comment, and 29 data details. Habitats: Bogs, peats, margins of pools etc. Preliminary List of Species Native Within the Adirondack Park Listed Alphabetically by Scientific Name and Sorted by Habit. The lovelyyet poisonousbog rosemary, Andromeda polifolia, is a small evergreen shrub that is usually found in marshy conditions. Rosemary Infused Olive Oil.Pour 2 cups of olive oil into a small pot. Blooms heavily in early spring with small bell-shaped pink flowers. ; that is, the leaves merge from the stem one at a time. This often makes the leaves appear to alternate on the stem. Bog Rosemary is one of several leathery-leafed plants growing in swampy or boggy habitats. The leaves are alternateAlternate: An arrangement of leaves (or buds) on a stem (or twig) in which the leaves emerge from the stem one at a time. However, the flowers are a much darker rose-purple and are not in the shape of a bell. Join now. Some caution is advised since boiling the plant or infusing it in hot water is said to release a toxic chemical. Seeds should be sown in February or March, and should be cold-stratified at 53.6 °F (12 °C) for 1 to 2 months before planting. Retrieved 14 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017. George A. Petrides.Â A Field Guide to Trees and ShrubsÂ (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958, 1972), pp. Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).Â Species Reviews. No parts of it should be eaten. 2019. Janet Lyons and Sandra Jordon.Â Walking the Wetlands. Uses of Bog Rosemary: Although some Native American Indian tribes reportedly used the fresh or dried leaves of Bog Rosemary for a tea, all parts of the plant are said to be toxic in large quantities.No parts of it should be eaten. Low mound forming groundcover with icy blue needle-like evergreen foliage. Retrieved 29 March 2015. persists at the top of each capsule. Andromeda polifolia Andromeda polifolia var. This species occurs from Greenland westward through all of the Canadian provinces to Alaska and south to Washington and Idaho. Bog Rosemary is a wetland species which usually occurs in poorly drained soils. Where to find Bog Rosemary. Flora of NorthAmerica. Listed in the RHS Plant Finder. Blooms heavily in early spring on dense mat of icy blue leaves. New York Flora Association.Â New York Flora Atlas. Great by water features, edging for the border. The plant has small terminal clusters of bell-shaped, nodding flowers, which appear in mid-spring. Pratia. 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