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)
Used as host by caterpillars of 13 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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