bog rosemary Ericaceae Andromeda polifolia
Leaf:Alternate, simple, evergreen, narrowly lanceolate with distinctly rolled edges, 1 to 2 inches long, leathery, entire, dull dark green to blue-green above, nearly white below, point distinctly upwards.
Flower:Small (1/4 inch) white to pink urn-shaped flowers in small bunches hanging from short stems near the ends of twigs, appearing in late spring.
Fruit:Small (1/4 inch) round capsule, initially pale green to pink, later dry and brown.
Twig:Slender, pale green turning brown; buds small, ovate, nearly white.
Bark:Reddish brown, may become finely shreddy.
Form:Small, spreading shrub (up to 24 inches tall), few branches, stems typically leaning.