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Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) is a native flowering shrub to much of Canada and the northern United States. Labrador tea plants are most noted for their “hairy” foliage and small white clusters of flowers. In addition to their appearance, labrador tea shrubs are unique in their hardy ability to grow in marshy bogs and regions without adequate soil health to sustain many other plants. These impressive plants are also able to easily spread and propagate themselves through rhizomes. Though named labrador tea, many advise to use discretion when growing this plant, as it contains alkaloids which cause harmful effects when consumed. As a best practice, never consume any part of any plant without thorough research and definitive answers from a professional and reputable source regarding whether or not the plant is safe.