Date Posted: Mar 31, 2016
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is an evergreen shrub to small tree that puts on a spectacular springtime display. Its show flowers are whitish-pink with dark rings in their centers. They occur in multitudes of flat-topped clusters.
Mountain laurel is a state-listed threatened species in Florida. It typically blooms in spring and occurs naturally in slope forests, bluffs and along creeks, seep streams and swamp edges in the Panhandle west of Jefferson County, as well as Suwannee County. It attracts bees and provides cover for birds and small mammals.
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