Kalmia is a genus of about 8 species of evergreen shrubs.  Part of heath / heather  family Ericaceae.

🚧 In the future, we will add here identification paths for specific species of kalmia, perhaps starting with sheep laurel  Kalmia angustifolia, 🗻︎ mountain laurel  Kalmia latifolia (on a list as having toxic green parts, flowers, twigs, and pollen ), alpine laurel  Kalmia microphylla and bog laurel  Kalmia polifolia.   Please let us know which other species you would like to see here, using the button at the bottom of this page.

Native to 🇨🇺 Cuba and 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇲🇽 eastern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Kalmia hosts caterpillars of 13 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about kalmia genus Kalmia (Kalmia spp.)

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