Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of Bill Harms, Patuxent NWR.

Mountain laurel

Scientific name
Kalmia latifolia
Plant Family
This native shrub can be found throughout the Appalachian region. In the early summer it produces beautiful white flowers tinged with pink. This evergreen shrub is a toxic member of the blueberry family.
Identification Hints

This native shrub can be found throughout the Appalachian region. In the early summer it produces beautiful white flowers tinged with pink. This evergreen shrub is a toxic member of the blueberry family.

Did You Know?

Mountain laurel is the state flower of both Connecticut and Pennsylvania. It generally blooms between May and June. The wood is sometimes used for creating handrails, bowls, and wreaths.

States
AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV