Kalmia microphylla

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Scientific Name Kalmia microphylla USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Alpine Laurel ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Ericaceae (Heath) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine; around lakes, streams and in moist meadows.
Plant: Low spreading to erect shrub up 30 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, evergreen, leathery ovate to oval, elliptic or lanceolate leaves, dark green above, white and hairy beneath.
Inflorescence: Solitary or loose clusters of showy pink cup-shaped flowers 3/4-inch across, 5 petals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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