Andromeda polifolia
Ericaceae/Heather Family

Bog Rosemary grows in acidic sphagnum moss bogs and tundra. It is a low shrub with 2-3" stems with leathery, long, narrow leaves that are rolled downward at the margins. The pink, bell shaped flowers look like Japanese lanterns. While the leaves resemble culinary rosemary, Bog Rosemary contains andromedotoxin, a highly poisonous toxin. This toxin cause low blood pressure, breathing difficulties and intestinal upsets.

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