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, 🇬🇱 Greenland and 🇪🇺 Europe (south to the 🗻︎ Alps).   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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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