My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Bog Rosemary Andromeda glaucophylla
Heath Ericaceae family


Leaves are evergreen, leathery, very light colored underneath. They are very narrow as they are rolled underneath. 1-2" long. Mature leaves have a bluish cast to them.

Flowers are white tinged with pink, or very pale pink. They are small 1/4", bell-shaped, hanging in clusters at twig ends. Blooms in May.


Form/Habitat: Bog rosemary is found in cool,acidic bogs, growing with Pale Laurel, Pitcher Plants, Black Spruce, and Leatherleaf, among others. It can grow between 4"-30" high.

NWI Status: OBL


Click here to return to the Angiosperm index.

Click here to return to the Virtual Herbarium Home Page.