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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ledum groenlandicum Oeder
bog Labrador tea
LEGR

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum 2
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath Yes
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Gray-Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1700
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 4800
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 12
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 50
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 18
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 95   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/19/2019 08:44 AM CDT