University of Rhode Island

Kalmia latifolia

Mountain Laurel

Broadleafed evergreen shrub with open, loose form and crooked trunks and limbs. Dark green shiny leaves. Late spring flowers vary from white to pink with reddish markings in large clusters. Prefers moist, acidic, well-drained soil; will tolerate sandy soil, full sun to shade. Native to RI. 5-12' x 5-12'.

©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Courtesy of University of Georgia Press. Image scanned by Forestry Images.

© Copyright Mark Brand, 1997-2001. Image courtesy of the University of Connecticut.

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