Kalmia latifolia

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  1. Nik

    Nik Rising Contributor

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    Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is the state flower of Connecticut.
    Evergreen shrub or a small tree, with branch structure that resembles old specimens of the dissectum forms of Japanese maples. This is the wild type form, but there are numerous hybrids.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    These are not, of course hybrids in the sense of crosses between species.
     
  3. Nik

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    Good point! Selected varieties is probably a better term.
     

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