Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

Heath family (Ericaceae) | Evergreen Trees and Shrubs plant group
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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.

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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.
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