- Flower nameAndromeda polifolia
- Scientific nameAndromeda 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.