A group of about 8 species of evergreen shrubs, part of heath / heather  family Ericaceae.

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Native to 🇨🇺 Cuba and 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇲🇽 eastern North America.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

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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