Taxon  Report   4513    
Kalmia polifolia  Wangenh.
Bog laurel,  Mountain laurel
Kalmia polifolia
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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Kalmia polifolia
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Kalmia polifolia
© 2004 Steve Matson
Kalmia polifolia, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Kalmia polifolia
© 2017 Douglas Johnson
Genus: Kalmia
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chamaedaphne glauca
PLANTS: Kalmia polifolia var. rosmarinifolia
ICPN: Kalmia microphylla
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More information about  Kalmia polifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).