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Kalmia polifolia . Wangenh
BOG-LAUREL
Bog laurel

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Rhinocapsus vanduzeei @ AMNH_PBI (14)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Septoria angustifolia @ BPI (1)
Venturiaceae  Venturia kalmiae @ BPI (1)

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Kalmia polifolia Wangenh.
bog laurel

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General Information
Symbol: KAPO
Group: Dicot
Family: Ericaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
SPM   N
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
CHGL9 Chamaedaphne glauca (Aiton) Kuntze
KAPOP Kalmia polifolia Wangenh. ssp. polifolia laurel
KAPOR Kalmia polifolia Wangenh. var. rosmarinifolia (Pursh) Rehder

Classification

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Ericaceae – Heath family
Genus Kalmia L. – laurel
Species Kalmia polifolia Wangenh. – bog laurel

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This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
New Jersey pale-laurel Endangered
New York bog laurel Exploitably Vulnerable
Rhode Island pale laurel Threatened

Wetland Status

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North America
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL

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6. Kalmia polifolia Wangenheim, Schriften Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin. 8(3): 130, plate 5. 1788.

Bog, swamp, or pale laurel

Kalmia glauca Aiton

Shrubs erect, to 1 m. Twigs slightly flattened, 2-angled, viscid, glabrous or puberulent in decurrent, ciliolate lines from petiole base. Leaves opposite; petiole 0.1-3 mm, glabrous or puberulent (base ciliate); blade usually oblong to linear, sometimes oval, 1.5-4.5 × 0.3-1.5 cm, margins usually revolute, apex obtuse to acute, abaxial surface puberulent, adaxial glabrate with puberulent bands on either side of midrib, midribs on both surfaces covered with purple, clavate trichomes. Inflorescences solitary flowers or terminal, corymbiform racemes, 3-8(-17)-flowered. Pedicels 15-30 mm. Flowers: sepals pale, translucent, white to light pink, ovate, 2.9-4 mm, apex obtuse, surfaces glabrous, margins ciliate; petals connate their entire lengths, usually rose-purple or pink, rarely white, 9-11 × 12-18 mm, glabrous except puberulent near base abaxially; filaments 4-5 mm; style 4.5-7 mm. Capsules 5-locular, 4-6 × 4-7 mm, glabrous. Seeds winged, oblong, 1.5-2.2 mm. 2 n = 48.

Flowering May-Jul. Open bogs, swamps, wet alpine slopes; 0-800 m; Alta., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask.; Conn., Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Pa., R.I., Vt., Wis.; introduced in Europe (England).

Kalmia polifolia is very closely related to K. microphylla and there is no general agreement on their taxonomic treatment. The two taxa have different flavonoid profiles and are distinctly separated (S. Liu 1993). The controversial Pacific lowland (Washington to Alaska) entity occidentalis resembles K. polifolia in structure; it is closely related to typical microphylla chemically and is separable from K. polifolia by key characters.

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Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
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Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
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© 2004 Steve Matson

Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
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© 2004 Steve Matson

Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
ID: 0000 0000 0804 0533 [detail]
© 2004 Steve Matson

Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
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Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
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© 2008 George W. Hartwell

Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
Kalmia polifolia var. microphylla
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© 2008 George W. Hartwell

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Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Alpine Laurel, Bog Laurel
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© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Mountain Laurel
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© 1995 Gary A. Monroe

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Bog Laurel
ID: 0072 3301 1162 0010 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2001 California Academy of Sciences

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Pale Laureal
ID: 6040 1631 1307 0027 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Mountain Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 1202 0533 [detail]
© 1995 Gary A. Monroe

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Alpine Bog Laurel
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Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Swamp Laurel
ID: 0072 3301 1163 0111 [detail]
Gladys Lucille Smith
© 2001 California Academy of Sciences

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Swamp Laurel
ID: 0072 3301 1163 0110 [detail]
Gladys Lucille Smith
© 2001 California Academy of Sciences

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Alpine Bog Laurel
ID: 8076 3101 4742 0114 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Pale Laureal
ID: 6040 1631 1307 0026 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Alpine Bog Laurel
ID: 8266 3261 0001 0022 [detail]
William R. Hewlett
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Bog Kalmia, Bog Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0805 1225 [detail]
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Bog Kalmia, Bog Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0805 1229 [detail]
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0806 1037 [detail]
© 2006 George W. Hartwell

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0806 1038 [detail]
© 2006 George W. Hartwell

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Swamp Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0906 0441 [detail]
© 2006 Matt Below

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1919 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1920 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Swamp laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0608 0523 [detail]
© 2008 Matt Below

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Swamp Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0608 0549 [detail]
© 2008 Matt Below

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Swamp Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0608 0550 [detail]
© 2008 Matt Below

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Swamp Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0608 0551 [detail]
© 2008 Matt Below

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Swamp Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0608 0552 [detail]
© 2008 Matt Below

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia polifolia
Alpine Laurel
ID: 0000 0000 0908 1308 [detail]
© 2008 Carol Mattsson

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