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Erect shrub, 0.5-2 m; young shoots ferrugineous-lanate. Leaves 1.2-6 x 0.5-1.5 cm. Linear-elliptic, margins revolute, upper surface dark green, lower surface with a thickly ferrugineous lanate indumentum that usually conceals the midrib, epidermis papillose covered with short white setulose hairs, scales dense, rimless, golden, intermixed with red-brown glands; petioles 1-5 mm. Flowers numerous, in a loose terminal umbellate corymb; calyx minute; corolla white, rotate, 4-8 mm; stamens 7-10; ovary glandular, style glabrous. Flowering May-June. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution Canada Denmark Greenland United States N
Habitat s.l.-1,800 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
Taxonomic note (Ledum groenlandicum Oeder) Royal Horticultural Society (1997)