Andromeda polifolia

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    Andromeda polifolia @ Hakobe Botanical Garden
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    Andromeda polifolia @ Hakobe Botanical Garden
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    Andromeda polifolia @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden
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    Andromeda polifolia @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden
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    Andromeda polifolia @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Andromeda polifolia
Formal Name
Andromeda polifolia
Alias
marsh holywort
Habitat
northern hemisphere
Morph
small, cold-hardy evergreen shrub

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What is Andromeda polifolia

Andromeda polifolia, bog-rosemary, marsh holywort, marsh holy-rose, (scientific name: Andromeda polifolia) a small, cold-hardy evergreen shrub in the family Ericaceae, native to the northern hemisphere. This species alone constitutes the genus Andromeda. It is found in lowland to subalpine highland marshes in Hokkaido and Honshu. The leaves are lanceolate and rolled inwards. In summer, it produces several small, peach-colored, vase-shaped flowers in a downward direction from a spreading inflorescence. The tips of the corolla have five shallow lobes.

Common name: Andromeda polifolia, scientific name: Andromeda polifolia, also known as: Bog-rosemary, marsh holy-rose, marsh holywort, Place of origin: Northern Hemisphere, habitat distribution: Hokkaido, Honshu, Environment: Lowland to (sub)alpine highland marshland, Leaf shape: elliptic-lanceolate, leaf blade: 1.5-3.5 cm, evergreen, small shrub, Leaf blade: 1.5-3.5 cm, leaf shape: elliptic-lanceolate with a pointed tip, leaf inflorescence: alternate, flowering season: June-July, Inflorescence: scattered inflorescences, Inflorescence: sporadic; color: pink with 5 shallow lobes at the tip of the corolla, Corolla length: 0.5cm, Flower shape: vase-shaped, Flowering season: June to July, alternate; inflorescence form: sporadic inflorescence; flower color: pink with 5 shallow lobes at corolla tip; corolla length: 0.5 cm; flower shape: vase-shaped; flower orientation: downward; flower color: pink; fruit form: spherical; fruit type: first fruit.

Detailed information

Order
Ericales
Family
Ericaceae
Genus
Andromeda
Species
A. polifolia
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Umbel
Petal shape
Urn
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
MarshBotanic gardenLow mountainSub-high mountainHokkaidoSpecific area
Color
Pink
Season
JunJul
Height
10 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter
0.5 ~ 0.5

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