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Fire-adapted plants thrive after wildfire

...reduce invasions in recently burned areas. Several shrub species, including dwarf birch, blueberry, lingonberry, and Labrador tea, will readily resprout in less severe burn areas from root crowns in partially burned or intact organic mat locations...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-05-2
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Spruce needle rust sprouts up

...the new needles, not the old ones," said Bursch. The life cycle of spruce tree rust begins with two seasons on a Labrador tea plant before moving on to a spruce tree. "It likes temperatures under 60 degrees and a wet summer," said Bursch...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-08-24/spruce-needle-rust-sprouts-up
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Get a glimpse into the Pleistocene period

...the identification of the plant parasite as Spruce-Labrador Tea Needle Rust , Chrysomyxa ledicola, a parasite of both...vegetation in conifer forests the world over -- called Labrador Tea. KRC Biology Professor David Wartinbee also noticed...

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Forest detective notices strange purple plants in muskeg

...lowbush cranberries (lingonberries), blueberries and Labrador tea. I had no name for this plant and must have overlooked...Andromeda leaves are evergreen, with rolled edges, like Labrador tea. These plants couldn't be related, yet they were...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081007/outdoors_3106.shtml
Kasilof Community News

...He says orange needles on the end of evergreen branches are often caused by a fungus that infests spruce limbs and Labrador tea. The fungus is nicknamed "rust" and is not related to the golden dust floating in various bodies of water. That...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091007/people_3758.shtml
Don't panic: Yellow spruce needle rust looks bad, but usually not fatal

...alternate host in this case is Labrador tea (Ledum), which is a common shrub...less wet areas, with plenty of Labrador tea. The yellow spores on spruce needles...needles; they can only infect Labrador tea leaves, so there is no point in...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/083107/outdoors_3167.shtml
Photos document wetland shrinkage

...Little Ice Age in the 1850s. Most striking is the shrub invasion of the wetlands. Small shrubs like dwarf birch, Labrador tea, and sweet gale have proliferated over wide expanses of muskeg. We have counted tiny tree rings in dwarf birch stems...

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