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BOTANICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS

SPECIES: Ledum groenlandicum | Bog Labrador Tea
GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS : Bog Labrador tea is a low, native, evergreen shrub from 1 to 4 feet (0.3-1.2 m) high [6,8]. It is prostrate to erect in form and generally circular in outline. The leaves are 1 to 3 inches (2.5-7.5 cm) long. The flowers are borne on slender stalks in crowded clusters at the ends of the branches. The fruit is a many-seeded capsule [20,39]. Bog labrador tea roots in the organic layer and is rhizomatous. Rhizome depth can reach 6 to 20 inches (15-50 cm) [16,28]. RAUNKIAER LIFE FORM : Phanerophyte Chamaephyte Geophyte REGENERATION PROCESSES : Bog Labrador tea reproduces primarily vegetatively but can reproduce by seed [24]. It regenerates vegetatively through sprouting from rhizomes. Length and depth of rhizomes are greatly influenced by soil and moisture characteristics [27,46]. SITE CHARACTERISTICS : Bog Labrador tea grows on a broad range of sites from dry to wet, but it is most common on wetter sites with low subsurface water flow and low nutrients. It reaches its greatest cover in bogs [5,7,33]. SUCCESSIONAL STATUS : Facultative Seral Species Bog Labrador tea is an important component of woodland understories through the early, midseral, and late stages of succession. It is often abundant in the shaded portions of the forest [4] It is also important in the early shrub stages of tundra succession [10,30,31]. SEASONAL DEVELOPMENT : Bog Labrador tea flowers from late May to early June. Fruits ripen from late August through late fall [8,26].

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