Andromeda polifolia

Andromeda polifolia

  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Andromeda polifolia
  • Flower name
    Andromeda polifolia
  • Scientific name
    Andromeda polifolia
  • Aliasニッコウシャクナゲ, Bog-rosemary, 姫石楠花, 日光石楠花, marsh holy-rose, marsh holywort
  • Place of originnorthern hemisphere
  • Place of floweringWetlands, Botanical Gardens, Low mountains, Sub-alpine, Hokkaido, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonJune, July

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.


  • Order
    Ericales
  • Family
    Ericaceae
  • Genus
    Andromeda
  • Species
    A. polifolia
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Vase-shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typesmall, cold-hardy evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsPink White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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