Kalmia is a genus of about 8 species of evergreen shrubs.  🚧 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 species you would like to see here, using the 📧︎ contact button at the bottom of this page.

Native to Cuba and eastern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Host to caterpillars of 13 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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