Kalmia microphylla

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Scientific Name Kalmia microphylla USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Alpine Laurel ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Ericaceae (Heath) SEINet
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Description Subalpine and alpine life zones; spreading to erect shrub 18 inches tall; opposite, evergreen, leathery lance-shaped leaves, dark green above, white and hairy beneath; loose clusters of showy pink cup-shaped flowers 3/4-inch across, 5 petals. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status

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