Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


778

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in sandy, xeric to mesic hillsides and moist areas, rocky areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Whorls of 3
Petioles 4-12mm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-pink (rarely white)
Bisexual
5 sepals
5-lobed corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Kalmia angustifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kalmia angustifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Kalmia angustifolia var. angustifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Sheepkill, Sheep-laurel, Lamb-kill


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image of Kalmia angustifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_kaan_001_lvd

        

image of Kalmia angustifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_kaan_003_lvd

        

image of Kalmia angustifolia

JK Marlow    jkm060521_118

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Leaves whorled in 3s (rarely opposite), 2-5cm long, glabrous beneath, per Weakley's Flora.