Kalmia latifolia

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    Kalmia latifolia @ Tokyo

Basic information

Flower Name
Kalmia latifolia
Formal Name
Kalmia latifolia
Alias
Kalmia, Kalmia latifolia
Habitat
Eastern North America
Morph
A hardy Evergreen shrub

Comment

Kalmia latifolia (scientific name: Kalmia latifolia) is native to eastern North America and is a cold-resistant evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae. In Spring they let spread the inflorescences from the branches and add a lot of pale pink florets. Flowers are plump when they are buds, and become shallow cylindrical pentagons when flowering. The main varieties include the following in addition to this species of Kalmia latifolia. In the case of Kalmia Osbo Red, the outside of the bud and petals is bright red and the inside is white. Red crown (Kalmia Red crown) has a pink color on the outside of the bud and petals and a light brown belt with pale pink inside. Pink charm (Kalmia Pink charm) is a dark peach color inside the flower. Flower language is "fresh smile". The origin of the flower language is because it can be seen as a mouth of a smiling person when peeping at each open flower. Leaves contain Grayanotoxin.

Common name: Kalmia latifolia, Scientific name: Kalmia latifolia, aka: Kalmia, American rhododendron, American laurel, mountain laurel, Place of Origin: Eastern North America, Tree Height: 100 - 200 cm, Flower Diameter: 1 - 3 cm, Flower Color: White, Red, Peach, Blooming Period: May - June, Fruiting Period: October - November, Use: Gardening.

Detailed information

Order
Ericales
Family
Ericaceae
Genus
Kalmia
Species
K. latifolia
Flower language
A refreshing smile ()
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
Cylinder
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Red, Pink, White
Season
MayJun
Height
100 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 3

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