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Kalmia latifolia var. latifolia

Mountain Laurel, Broad-Leaved Laurel, Calico-Bush, Spoonwood, Ivy, Mountain Ivy, Big-Leaved Ivy, Laurel-Leaves, Calmoun

    Author
  • L. (1753)
    Size
  • total: 12 ft
    Habit
  • tall, spreading
    Flower
  • Colour: light pink, with purple spots
  • Size: 1 in
    Foliage
  • Shape: alternate, flat, leathery, elliptic
  • Colour: dark green
  • Size: 2 in to 5 in
    Fruit
  • depressed globose capsule with numerous light brown seeds
    Habitat
  • rocky and sandy forests, hardy
    Natural Range
  • from southwest Maine, New York, Ohio, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia to northwest Florida
    Literature
  • Jaynes, Richard A., 1997: Kalmia, mountain laurel and related species, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
  • Krüssmann, Gerd., 1977: Handbuch der Laubgehölze, Band II, S. 201 ff, Paul Parey Verlag, Berlin und Hamburg
  • Westhoff, Julia, 2006: Kalmia: besser als ihr Ruf, in: Gartenpraxis 11/2006, S. 26 ff, Verlag Eugen Ulmer Stuttgart
    Comments
  • it is the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania
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