Stems: scapes four to eight inches high. Leaves: none, scales crowded or loosely imbricated, obtuse. Flowers: greenish, brownish, reddish, in a terminal cluster. Fruit: ovary ovate, contracted at the apex into a long style, stigma depressed-capitate, umbilicate.
An erect, low, fleshy, parasitic plant, with greenish, brownish or reddish flowers growing in a terminal raceme. The calyx is incomplete, of two bract-like, entire sepals, and the corolla is tubular-urceolate, four to five lobed and persistent. The whole plant is brownish and stands four to eight inches high. The scales are thin, with slightly erose margins, the upper ones forming the bracts of the densely-crowded, compact flower-clusters.
Woolly Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum)