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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Kalmia hirsuta   FAMILY Ericaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kalmia hirsuta   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Kalmia hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-08-004:
Kalmia hirsuta   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kalmiella hirsuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella


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image of Kalmia hirsuta, Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_kahi3_001_lvd

        

image of Kalmia hirsuta, Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmkhirsuta_ths1

June        

image of Kalmia hirsuta, Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmkhirsuta_blufton

July    Beaufort County    SC

White-flowered plants may be confused with White Wicky (K. cuneata), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Kalmia hirsuta, Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_kalmia_hirsuta_4

July        

The amount of hairiness varies significantly from plant to plant, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Kalmia hirsuta, Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_kalmia_hirsuta_4_c

July        

The stamens are curved backwards, their anthers lodged in pockets, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Kalmia hirsuta, Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmkhirsuta_beaufort2

July?    Beaufort County    SC

image of Kalmia hirsuta, Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmkhirsuta_beaufort3

July?    Beaufort County    SC

Leaves are less than 5/8" wide (whereas those of K. cuneata are wider), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Kalmia hirsuta, Hairy Wicky, Kalmiella

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmkhirsuta_beaufort4

July?    Beaufort County    SC

Tiny alternate leaves & hairy stems help distinguish it from other Kalmia, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Kalmia hirsuta   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kalmia hirsuta   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Kalmia hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-08-004:
Kalmia hirsuta   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kalmiella hirsuta

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2487

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Common in GA, rare in SC

Habitat: pine savannas and pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink
Bisexual
5 sepals
5-lobed corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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