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Andromeda polifolia

Andromeda polifolia L.

 

Bog Rosemary

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyEricaceaeHeath or heather family
GenusAndromedaFrom Greek Ἀνδρομέδη (Andromédē), “she who leads,” for princess Andromeda in Greek mythology: Carl Linnaeus compared the plant to the princess in some way
Speciespolifolia“Rosemary,” for the resemblence of the leaves to unrelated rosemary

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Andromeda polifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Mar 2011.

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Andromeda polifolia (Bog Rosemary)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Andromeda polifolia (Bog Rosemary)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

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