Kalmia polifolia Wangenh.
Family: Ericaceae
bog laurel,  more...
[Chamaedaphne glauca (Aiton) Kuntze,  more]
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Keir Morse  
Etymology: Kalmia: named after Peter Kalm (1716-1779), Swedish botanist and student of Linnaeus
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall shrub, with a few branches, twigs with 2 sharp edges
Leaves: evergreen, leathery, opposite, linear to lance-like, shiny, mostly stalkless, edges turning downward; fine, white hairs below
Flowers: dark pink to purple, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, saucer-shaped, stalked, petals connected almost to the tips; inflorescence a branched cluster (corymb-like) from the upper leaf axils; blooms May-June
Fruits: roundish capsule with an indented top
Habitat: bogs
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Derek Anderson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Paul Skawinski  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Christopher Noll  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Keir Morse  
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Merel R. Black  
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J. Kathleen Clayton  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Kalmia polifolia image
Kalmia polifolia image
Aaron_Carlson  
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Kalmia polifolia image
Aaron_Carlson  
Kalmia polifolia image
Aaron_Carlson  
Kalmia polifolia image
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