Rhododendron lappenicum (L.) Wahlenb.
FamilyEricaceae — APG family: Ericaceae
SynonymsAzalea lapponica L.
Common namelapland rosebay
DescriptionLow dwarf shrub with thick, woody stem and knotty branches; leaves dark green, ovate, obtuse, rust-colored and densely resin-dotted on both sides; pedicels resin- dotted; sepals small, with triangular lobes, resin-dotted and ciliate with long hairs; petals purplish, very rarely white; stamens mostly 7-8, pubescent at base.
EcologyStony slopes, heaths, in the mountains; both dry and wet habitats.
In subalpine woods, a shrub—rarely up to 70 cm tall [var. parvifolium (Adams) Herder; R. parvifolium Adams].
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.