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Kalmia angustifolia var. carolina

Southern Sheep Laurel

    Synonym: caroliniana
    Author
  • (Small) Fernald (1937)
    Size
  • total: 3 ft to 6 ft
    Habit
  • upright, many-branched
    Flower
  • Colour: reddish purple to pink
  • Size: 0.5 in
    Foliage
  • Shape: in whorls of three, somewhat leathery, evergreen, flat, mostly oblong
  • Colour: bright green
  • Size: 1 in to 2.5 in
    Shoot
  • pubescent
    Fruit
  • depressed globose capsule with numerous small yellowish seeds
    Habitat
  • open woods, bogs, swamps, savannas
    Natural Range
  • South Carolina, southern Virginia, eastern Tennessee, northeastern Georgia
    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
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