Andromeda glaucophylla Link
Common Name: BOG-ROSEMARY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Bogs and, especially, fens, often on floating mats, even to the edge of the water; relic in conifer swamps, and occasionally in other wet places such as interdunal hollows or rock crevices and pools on Lake Superior (Isle Royale). Very rare and local in southeastern Michigan.

The leaves are typically a conspicuous pale blue-green above, at least when young (darker when mature), not glossy as in Kalmia polifolia, and they generally have an “alligator” pattern of lateral veins (often ± impressed). They are usually white with minute pubescence beneath, but are occasionally a grayish green, and are usually much larger than those of the seasoning herb, rosemary [Rosmarinus officinalis L., in the mint family], but appear similar, especially when dried, in the linear shape with revolute margins.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1207.