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Kalmia microphylla var. occidentalis

Western Swamp Laurel

    Author
  • (Small) Ebinger (1974)
    Size
  • total: 6 in up to 24 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: 0.25 in to 1.5 in
    Fruit
  • globose capsule
    Natural Range
  • Central California north to Alaska east to Manitoba
    Park
  • Botanischer Garten und Rhododendronpark Bremen
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
    Literature
  • Jaynes, Richard A., 1997: Kalmia, mountain laurel and related species, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
  • Westhoff, Julia, 2006: Kalmia: besser als ihr Ruf, in: Gartenpraxis 11/2006, S. 26 ff, Verlag Eugen Ulmer Stuttgart
    Comments
  • larger plant than var. mircrophylla only species found west of the Rocky Mountains
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