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Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia

mountain laurel

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 12-20'
Spread: 12-20'
Flowers: May-Jul.; white to pink/purple
Fruit: May-Jun.; brown; capsule
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy Organic

Habitat

oak woods, ridge tops, old fields, swamps, cool mountain meadows and slopes

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

foliage poisonous to hoofed browsers; PA state flower

Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1285.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004