Bog Rosemary Andromeda glaucophylla
Family: Ericaceae (Heath)
Branching: Alternate / Evergreen

This is a small, bog-living shrub that rarely grows higher than knee-height.  It has thin leaves that curl under at the edges and a whitish-bluish colour underneath.  The very similar Swamp Laurel often grows nearby, but its leaves are opposite.

The green leaves of Bog Rosemary curl under at the edges

Another view of the leaves

The underside of the leaves is a whitish-blue

Another view of the plant

A closer look at the stem

Where leaves have fallen off, a unique leaf scar is left

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