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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Kalmia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Kalmia polifolia Wangenh.
Habit: Plant 1--7 dm, mat-forming. Stem: ascending, glabrous or sparsely hairy, young stems with 2 edges. Leaf: 4--60 mm, 3--25 mm wide, linear to ovate or oblong, abaxially pale green to white, finely canescent. Inflorescence: bracts deciduous. Flower: corolla 7--11 mm, pink to rose-purple. Fruit: 4--5(7) mm wide. Chromosomes: 2n=24,48.
Ecology: Peat bogs, moist meadows, rock crevices; Elevation: 1000--3500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, CaRH, SNH, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: northern North America. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: 2 subspecies previously recognized evidently based on variation caused directly by altitude.
Synonyms: Kalmia microphylla (Hook.) A. Heller; Kalmia microphylla var. microphylla; Kalmia polifolia Wangenh. subsp. microphylla (Hook.) Calder & Roy L. Taylor; Kalmia polifolia Wangenh. subsp. polifolia
eFlora Treatment Author: Kathleen A. Kron
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Kalmia
Next taxon: Leucothoe
Citation for this treatment: Kathleen A. Kron 2017. Kalmia polifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29874, accessed on February 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 23, 2017.