Photographer: Robert H. Read
Chamaedaphne calyculata (L.) Moench var. angustifolia (Aiton) Rehder
Chamaedaphne: Greek chamai for "on the ground" and daphun for "laurel"
calyculata: calyx for "husk covering calyx;" ula for "little;" hence "with little calyx"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall shrub, branched, covered with tiny, brown scales, growing in dense thickets|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 1/4" long, slender urn-shaped; solitary, nodding, stalked flowers arranged in a one-sided, spike-like cluster (raceme); blooms April-June|
|Leaf:||stalked, alternate, evergreen, oblong, edges slightly curled downward|
|Habitat: ||wet; bogs; in acidic soil|