One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pink-flowered evergreen dwarf shrub, which grows in boggy soils in north temperate regions.
Genus Andromeda, family Ericaceae: two species, in particular the common A. polifoliaAlso called andromeda
- ‘Living among the moss are specialist bog plants such as the insect-eating sundews, cotton grasses and bog rosemary.’
- ‘Plants such as bog rosemary are found nowhere else in Britain.’
- ‘This habitat is characterized by bog rosemary, bog laurel, and Leatherleaf on a base of peat moss.’
- ‘Extensive ditching and drainage installed around the parks' borders has slowly dried this former wetland, leading to the disappearance of three relatively rare plant species - bog rosemary, cloudberry and velvet-leaf blueberry.’
- ‘I thought the Summer heat and warm soil would be the reason I should avoid bog rosemary.’
- ‘Stop a moment and notice the bog rosemary, sheep laurel, pale laurel, cranberry, and blueberry.’
- ‘Do not eat bog rosemary, it is very poisonous!’
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