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Kalmia microphylla var. microphylla

Western Alpine Laurel, Small-Leaved Kalmia

    Synonym: K. microphylla
    Author
  • (Hook.) A. Heller (1898)
    Size
  • total: 3 in up to 6 in
    Habit
  • short, low-growing, sparsely branched
    Flower
  • Colour: rose-purple to pink
  • Size: 0.25 in to 0.75 in
    Foliage
  • Shape: opposite, leathery, flat, evergreen, ovate to oval
  • Size: 0.5 in
    Fruit
  • globose capsule
    Habitat
  • alpine meadows, bogs open wet areas
    Natural Range
  • Central California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado north to Alaska east to Manitoba
    Park
    Literature
  • Jaynes, Richard A., 1997: Kalmia, mountain laurel and related species, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
    Comments
  • only species found west of the Rocky Mountains
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