Bog rosemary, Andromeda Polifolia
Bog Rosemary is a low, evergreen shrub growing from 8 in to 3 ft. in height. The shrub does not have many branches, but many shrubs will grow together to form a clump. The small, firm, narrow leaves are blue-green evergreen, alternately arranged and lanceolate. Leaf margins roll under. Several small, bell-shaped, pink or white flowers occur together in a curved umbel at the tip of a branch.
Bog Rosemary is one of several heath shrubs often found in boggy areas ( cold peat-accumulating areas.). Bog rosemary contains grayanotoxin, which when ingested lowers blood pressure. The species name derives from the superficial resemblance of the leaves to those of the unrelated shrub rosemary.