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Kalmia angustifolia

Kalmia angustifolia

Kalmia angustifolia

sheep laurel, lambkill

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 2-3'
Spread: 3-6'
Flowers: May-Jul.; white, pink, purple, red
Fruit: Sept.-Mar.; brown; capsule
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

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

Habitat

acid or sterile soils; old wet pastures, barrens, slow wooded streams, swamp borders, bogs, wet thickets

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

foliage poisonous to hoofed browsers (not eaten by deer)

Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1407.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004