|Ledum palustre is a bushy evergreen shrub. Erect branches, rounded spreading habit. Leaves are narrow, deep green above and rusty colored hairs on the leaf undersides. Small, white flowers are borne in 2 inch corymbs, late spring to early summer. Prefers a moist, peaty soil, found in peat bogs. Very pretty plant for cool, boggy areas. Native from Greenland, to Alberta, British Columbia, and Washington, south to Pensylvania and Wisconsin. A traditional tea can be made from the leaves.