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Plant Details

Kalmia latifolia

Mountain Laurel

Scientific Name:

Kalmia latifolia

Common Name:

Mountain Laurel

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Large Evergreen Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, white

Size in Feet:

4 - 10

Light:

Full-sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

sub-xeric / xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, inner Coast

Habitat Description:

Acidic forests, bluffs, bogs, along sandhill streams, and in a wide range of other habitats, nearly ubiquitous in the mountains, up to at least 1600m, more restricted in habitat in the lower
Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

Closeup of Buds and Blooms

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Another Closeup of Buds and Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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