Kalmia procumbens
Ericaceae (Crowberry family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Judith Holm     (Photo ID #80855)


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Distribution of Kalmia procumbens
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Species Information

Prostrate to depressed shrub; stems 5-30 cm long, glabrous or minutely hairy.
Evergreen, mostly opposite, leathery, lance-oblong to oblong, 3-8 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, margins rolled under, glabrous above, finely short hairy below; stalks 1-4 mm long, partially clasping.
In 2- to 6-flowered terminal clusters; flower stalks 1-10 mm long, straight or curved; corollas pink, bell-shaped, 5-lobed, 4-5 mm long; calyces red, 1.5-2.5 mm long, glabrous, persistent.
Capsules, egg-shaped, 3-5 mm long, 2-3 mm wide.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Bogs in the lowland and montane zones along the central and north coast, and dry to mesic heath and tundra in the alpine zone; frequent W of the Coast Mountains, infrequent in N and C BC; circumpolar, N to AK, YT, NT, E to NF and NS, and S to NW WA; Eurasia.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Loiseleuria procumbens (L.) Desv.