Photographer: Joanne Kline
Andromeda glaucophylla Link
Andromeda: fancifully named by Linnaeus for Andromeda of Greek mythology
glaucophylla: glaucus for "bright, sparkling, gleaming;" phyllon for "leaf"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall shrub|
|Flower: ||pink, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, urn-shaped, on backward-curving stalks less than 1/3" long; inflorescence an umbel-shaped cluster at the ends of the stems; blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||alternate, evergreen, leathery, linear, edges rolled downward, whitish beneath when young|
|Habitat: ||wet; bogs; in acidic soil|