(First upload on September 2 2007. Last on November 18 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Andromeda polifolia L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Andromeda L. (ヒメシャクナゲ)

Andromeda polifolia L.
var. polifolia
northern Europe, Asia and northwestern North America, including Japan and Alaska
Himesyakunage (ヒメシャクナゲ, 姫石楠花), bog rosemary
Lifeform: evergreen shrub
Distribution in Japan: northern Japan
Habitat: Sphagnum bog (heath) ⇒ wetland (湿原)

「湿原の植物と保全」 2007年北大祭展示ポスター *

Fruit: capsule
var. glaucophylla (Link) DC.
northeastern North America
syn. A. glaucophylla (Link) DC.

Andromeda polifolia in the Northern Hemisphere


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[1/2] the brown-colored plant in the background is Sphagnum. At Poker Flat on August 3 2005. The area occupied by Picea mariana was burned in the summer of 2004. So tiny. (Phots taken by K. Narita)


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S4 S5 S6
[1-5] in a post-mined peatland, Saorbetsu mire (サロベツ湿原). [1] on May 23 2015. [2] on June 6 2005 (Team Sarobetsu). [3] on May 21 2014. [4/5] on May 28 2017. [6] along a boardwalk near Kushiro Wetland Visitor Center, eastern Hokkaido, on June 5 2019.