Labrador tea


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Labrador tea

n
1. (Plants) either of two arctic evergreen ericaceous shrubs, Ledum groenlandicum or L. palustre var. decumbens
2. (Cookery) (in Canada) an infusion brewed from the leaves of either of these plants
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Noun1.Labrador tea - evergreen shrub of eastern North America having white or creamy bell-shaped flowers and dark green hairy leaves used for tea during American RevolutionLabrador tea - evergreen shrub of eastern North America having white or creamy bell-shaped flowers and dark green hairy leaves used for tea during American Revolution
genus Ledum, Ledum - evergreen shrubs of north temperate regions
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Another marvels at the pungent odor of a Labrador tea plant.
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Around us lay sand and rock deposited by ancient vanished rivers and glaciers; winter-browned Labrador tea and the pink blossoms of blueberries; and mats of crunchy-dry lichen.
The evergreen shrub functional type was divided into dwarf Labrador tea (Ledum decumbens) and bog rosemary (Andromeda planifolia), crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) and lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), white mountain avens (Dryas integrifolia) and moss campion (Silene acaulis), and Arctic heather (Cassiope tetragona).
While they sing about such East Coast phenomena as cod fishers and Labrador tea, this band calls the West Coast home.
The lichen-and moss-covered cliffs were as soft as pillows underfoot, and to our surprise, we found blue flag irises, ivory mushrooms, bakeapple blossoms and Labrador tea plants growing like weeds (2002).
For example, to treat burns, a powder was made from Labrador Tea (muskeko-pukwa) leaves.
Dressed in historical costume, guests experience a smudging ceremony and sample Labrador tea and bannock inside an oversized, yet authentically built, structure that, if requested, can accommodate sleepovers for up to 30 people.