What flower is that?

Leather-leaf
Photo credit: © Francis R. Underwood 2011

This plant is an evergreen shrub of acid bogs and swamps. The flowers are white, five-parted, and bell-shaped. The undersides of the leaves are covered with rusty scales. It blooms from April to June.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Chamaedaphne calyculata
Common Name:
  Leather-leaf, Cassandra
Family:
  Ericaceae (Heath Family)
Habitat:
  Acid bogs and swamps

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