Kalmia carolina

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
GenusKalmia
SpeciesKalmia carolina Small
Common NameCarolina laurel
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Evergreen;Persistent; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Whorled; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Elliptic;Narrowly Elliptic;Oblong; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Entire;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
C value
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)

** 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
Kalmia angustifolia var. carolina Kalmia angustifolia var. carolina
Kalmia carolina Kalmia carolina Small

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Kalmia carolina - Joey Shaw
Kalmia carolina - Joey Shaw
Kalmia carolina - Joey Shaw
Kalmia carolina - Joey Shaw
Kalmia carolina - Joey Shaw
Kalmia carolina - Joey Shaw
Kalmia carolina - Milo Pyne
Kalmia carolina - Milo Pyne
Kalmia carolina - Milo Pyne
Kalmia carolina - Milo Pyne
Kalmia carolina - Milo Pyne
Kalmia carolina - Milo Pyne