Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Andromeda glaucophylla Link image
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Family Ericaceae
Andromeda glaucophylla Link
Andromeda: fancifully named by Linnaeus for Andromeda of Greek mythology
glaucophylla: glaucus for "bright, sparkling, gleaming;" phyllon for "leaf"
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Status: Native
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
Fruit:roundish capsule
Leaf:alternate, evergreen, leathery, linear, edges rolled downward, whitish beneath when young
Habitat: wet; bogs; in acidic soil

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Andromeda glaucophylla Link var. iodandra Fernald
Andromeda polifolia L. subsp. glaucophylla (Link) Hultén
Andromeda polifolia L. var. glaucophylla (Link) DC.

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