Also called Mashkiigobag and Wézawbegëk (in Anish­inaa­be­mowin ), and formerly called Ledum groen­landicum and Ledum latifolium.

Part of heath / heather  family Ericaceae.

Native to northern latitudes, from 🇨🇦 Canada, 🇺🇸 USA and 🇬🇱 Greenland, to 🇪🇺 Europe (south to the 🗻︎ Alps).   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Including, as you might expect from the common name, to brew tea!

Rhododendron hosts caterpillars of 32 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about bog Labrador tea Rhododendron groenlandicum

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