Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ericaceous plants of the tribe Rhodoreæ. It is characterized by a 5-toothed calyx and a 5-celled pod which contains many small thin seeds having a loose coat. The plants are low shrubs with white flowers, and entire, more or less fragrant leaves. There are about 4 or 5 species, inhabiting the colder and arctic regions of the northern hemisphere, commonly known as Labrador tea. The leaves of L. latifolium are said to have been used in the colonies for tea during the war of independence. L. palustre, called
marsh-teaand wild rosemary, was formerly used in northern Europe in malt liquors, and is said to be turned to account in Russia for tanning. The genus also occurs in a fossil state.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of evergreen shrubs of the north temperate regions.
- n. evergreen shrubs of north temperate regions
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“The shrub layer consists of dwarf birch (Betula spp.), willow (Salix spp.), and northern Labrador tea (Ledum decumbens).”
“Conspicuous are the aromatic narrow-leaved white-flowered Labrador-tea Ledum palustre ssp. decumbens and, on richer drier soils, the purple-flowered Lapland rose-bay Rhododendron lapponicum.”
“Shrubs include members of the heath family (Rhododendron macromulata, R. dahurica, and Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and wild rosemary (Ledum palustre).”
“Bottomland bogs and other extremely wet areas are occupied by scrub-graminoid communities, including willow, dwarf birch, Labrador-tea (Ledum decumbens), bush cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa), and sedges (Eriophoum vaginatum and Carex spp.).”
“Forests with Ledum palustre, Vaccinium uliginosum, lichens and mosses in ground cover dominate in the ecoregion.”
“The range of materials and processes used by designers included hand-crocheted organic hemp, organic cotton hand dyed with ‘Earthues’ tints, linen jersey dyed with ‘Ledum palustre’ aka ‘Labrador tea’, organic ‘predator friendly’ wool, hand-felted with rainwater and vegetable soap.”
“Poorly-drained sites support sedge (Carex spp.), Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) cottongrass, and sphagnum moss (Sphagnum spp.).”
“The shrub component includes dwarf birch (Betula sp.), Labrador tea (Ledum decumbens), and willow (Salix spp.).”
“Rare species in northern Kazakhstan are: Ledum palustre, Oxycoccus palustris, Petasites frigidus, Eriophorum vaginatum, and E. gracile.”
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