K. polifolia, with its mostly opposite, narrow, long leaves, whitish underneath and turned back on the margins, and its few terminal rosy flowers on long, red stalks, is to my mind prettier than Thoreau's lambkill.

A straggling bush, 1 foot high, growing in swamps, almost in water, with the cotton grass and andromeda. Newfoundland, southward to Pennsylvania and westward. (See illustration, p. 443.)

Pale Laurel (Kubnia polifolia)

Pale Laurel (Kubnia polifolia)