Calico Bush: Spoonwood: Calmoun: Broad-leaved Kalmia. Kalmia latifolia.

Heath Family. May - July.

Found in rocky woods. Canada and Maine mountains to Gulf of Mexico, west to Ohio and Tennessee. Usually a shrub 3 - 6 feet high, but in its southern range, often treelike.


White or pink, bowl-shaped, 5-pointed; 10 filaments spring from the center, their tips lodged in little pockets; flowers borne in clusters terminating the branches.


Long, evergreen, tapering at both ends.

Mountain Laurel.

Mountain Laurel.