Kalmia buxifolia

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
GenusKalmia
Species:Kalmia buxifolia (Bergius) Gift & Kron
Common NameSandmyrtle
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Ledum buxifolium Ledum buxifolium P.J. Bergius

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (TN), Sevier (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BOON, ETSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2017 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0084581 Sevier Tennessee
APSC
Kalmia buxifolia
N/A Sevier Tennessee 19 May 2017 Tesa Madsen-McQueen
Madsen-McQueen 17-011
BOON
Kalmia buxifolia
APSC0015692 Sevier Tennessee
APSC
Kalmia buxifolia
ETSU034642 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Kalmia buxifolia
ETSU034643 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Kalmia buxifolia
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Plant Photos

Kalmia buxifolia - Dwayne Estes
Kalmia buxifolia - Dwayne Estes
Kalmia buxifolia - Dwayne Estes
Kalmia buxifolia - Dwayne Estes
Kalmia buxifolia - Dwayne Estes
Kalmia buxifolia - Dwayne Estes
Kalmia buxifolia - Joey Shaw
Kalmia buxifolia - Joey Shaw
Kalmia buxifolia - Joey Shaw
Kalmia buxifolia - Joey Shaw
Kalmia buxifolia - Joey Shaw
Kalmia buxifolia - Joey Shaw