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Labrador Tea
Ledum groenlandicum (Rhododendron groenlandicum)

Labrador tea is threatened in the state of Connecticut.

• 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

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

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.