Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Andromeda polifolia L. - Bog-rosemary
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Andromeda polifolia
© Stan Beesley
Andromeda polifolia
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(Map updated: March 2008)
 

The Bog Rosemary is a small sub-shrub occurring on raised bogs. The flowers are small, more or less spherical, and pinkish in colour, produced in May - June. The plant is threatened by the destruction of its bog habitat, and is in any case, rare and only found at a few sites in Counties Antrim, Londonderry, and Armagh. Extinct in County Down since about 1927 owing to the destruction of its habitats (near Donaghadee).

All names: Andromeda polifolia L.