Andromeda L.

Bog Rosemary

Ancient name of Greek mythology.

Evergreen shrubs. Leaves alternate, leathery, margins rolled under. Flowers in terminal clusters, pink or white. Sepals 5. Petals urn-shaped. Stamens 10 with awned anthers. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule.

Seeds, hardwood cuttings, layers.

Leaves and twigs occasionally used for tanning.

Stamens with single appendages (awns) at the end of the anthers.

1-2 species from N America and Eurasia.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Ericaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Ericaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Andromeda polifolia L.