wildflower wednesday – labrador tea

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Labrador tea – Rhododendron groenlandicum (also Ledum groenlandicum)

This fragrant shrub grows in bogs, especially in black spruce bogs. The leaves are used by First Nations to make a great tasting restorative tea. Only one cup per day.

Other flowers blooming this week are: hawkweed, indian paintbrush, buttercup, bedstraw, bear’s paw, twinflower, bunchberry, yarrow, oxeye daisy, rosy pussytoes, queen’s cup

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