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Wild: Labrador Tea

Genus: Rhododendron.

Species: Rhododendron subarcticum.

This is everywhere here in the interior. One of the most common sights you'll see in the flats. It is a rhododendron also called Ledum palustre, this is a sweetly fragrant bloomer in early spring and will carpet an area given enough water. Do not grow as a ground cover, pair with a thicker plant to protect long bare stems. Can get to 4ft tall but lay down easily, most leaves at the ends of the stems.I am going to attempt transplant into the garden area this year and will update.

Entry 4/14/10

Photos of this plant

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