Rock Creek Area

Labrador Tea (Rhododendron neoglandulosum) grows in moist areas such as bogs and marshes. It is an erect evergreen shrub about 3' high with glandular or nonglandular hairs on the newer twigs and hairless bark along the stem. The leathery leaves are oval-shaped, fuzzy and glandular on the undersides. The white flowers have 8 to 10 protruding stamens. A number of Native American peoples boiled the leaves of this shrub to make tea.