Connecticut Plants
Labrador Tea
Rhododendron groenlandicum (Oeder) Kron & Judd

Labrador tea is threatened in the state of Connecticut.

  • Synonyms: Ledum groenlandicum Oeder
  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: cold bogs, peaty soil
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: 1/3 to 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: native
Ledum groenlandicum Oeder
Ledum groenlandicum Oeder

Labrador tea has distinctive leaves -- the leaf edges are rolled under, and the underside is covered with a thick layer of tan fuzz.