An attractive shrub, from two to six feet high and loosely branching, with grayish-brown bark and rich-green leaves, glossy, but not stiff or leathery. The flowers are about an inch across, with a sticky, aromatic, pale green calyx and waxy-white corolla, the style and stamens pale yellow or white. They have no scent and are not so handsome as the last, but are very beautiful, growing in high mountains, often close to the snow line.

Small Azalea  Azaleastrum albiflorum.

Small Azalea- Azaleastrum albiflorum.

There are several kinds of Kalmia, almost all of eastern North America, the flowers alike in form.