Marsh tea

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    Marsh tea @ QWakkanai (Hokkaido)
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    Marsh tea @ QWakkanai (Hokkaido)

Basic information

Flower Name
Marsh tea
Formal Name
Ledum palustre ssp.diversipilosum
Alias
marsh tea
Habitat
Hokkaido-Tohoku Takayama
Morph
Small evergreen shrub

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What is Marsh tea

Marsh tea or Ezoisotsutsuji (scientific name: Ledum palustre ssp. Diversipilosum) is an endemic species of Hokkaido,and is an evergreen small shrub belonging to the family Ericaceae. It grows naturally in gravel fields and wetlands of alpine mountains from Hokkaido to Tohoku. Leaves are slender lanceolate form, cortex, thick, there are fine mesh patterns on the leaf table. It is characterized by dense brown hair on young branches and leaves. In the summer, flower stalks are stretched, the scattering inflorescences are extended from the tip, a large number of white small five-flowered flowers are attached, and it blooms in a spherical shape of about 5 cm. Ten long stamens grow from each floret. Leaves have sweetness and may be drunk as sweet tea, howevert it may contain grayanotoxin and cause headache or dizziness. It is also called varieties Caraft isotsutsuji , or simply is also isotsutsuji. it is said that Ezo was erroneously reported as iso, not because it blooms on the coast.

Common name: Marsh tea, scientific name: Ledum palustre ssp. Diversipilosum, ask : Ezoisotsutsuji ,Distribution: Hokkaido-area environment: high mountains, Northeast Japan and wetlands, living type: Evergreen small trees, height: 30 to 100 cm, leaf quality: cortical thick leaf fine weave pattern in the leaf: 3-5 cm, leaf width: 1 cm, leaf shape: lanceolate, leaf: back involve asymmetric flower, Discrete flowers, inflorescences form: corymbs, Corolla: 5 petaled flower, flowering: from June to July, flower, white, flower diameter: 5 cm, flower diameter: 1 cm,: petals five, 10 stamens: long stamens are.

Detailed information

Order
Ericales
Family
Ericaceae
Genus
Ledum
Species
L. palustre ssp.diversipilosum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Hokkaido
Color
White
Season
JunJul
Height
30 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1

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