|Labrador tea with flowers: photo: Marian De Gier Design|
|therapeutic labrador tea: note fuzzy brown hairs underneath leaves|
Camosun bog is part of the territory of the Musqueam X'muzk'i'um. 150 years ago, in the Pacific Northwest, your grandma might have sent you to the Bog to pick Labrador tea if your little brother was coughing. You had to be careful, because if you picked Kalmia instead, your little buddy would be vomiting.
Now that many of us are suffering the effects of a seasonal cold or flu, a hot cup of Labrador Tea sounds very attractive... until you read this from the Alberta Plant Watch: