Marsh Labrador Tea

Where can I see the Marsh Labrador Tea

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What is a Marsh Labrador Tea? Rhododendron tomentosum, commonly known as Marsh Labrador Tea, is a flowering shrub that can be found in the wild throughout North America.

This plant can reach heights of up to 3 feet, and features narrow leaves that are often covered in a white fuzz. In late spring and early summer, Marsh Labrador Tea produces clusters of small, pink flowers.

This plant is unique for its ability to thrive in both wet and dry habitats. It can be found growing near ponds, streams, and other bodies of water, but it also grows on rocky hillsides and in open fields. The leaves of the Marsh Labrador Tea are said to have a minty-sweet taste, and are often brewed into a tea. This tea is said to have a number of beneficial properties, including being a natural relaxant and a detoxifier.

The Marsh Labrador Tea is an easy plant to identify, and can be seen blooming from late spring through early summer. It is best to look for it in open areas near water, but it can be found growing in other habitats as well.

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Geeky Facts about the Marsh Labrador Tea

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Labrador tea’s aroma comes from essential oils such as ledol, palustrol and myrcene.

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They emit strong smell to attract bees and other pollinating insects.

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Rhododendron tomentosum is used in herbalism to make an herbal tea called "Labrador tea".

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