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Kalmia hirsuta (Hairy mountainlaurel)
Cressler, Alan

Kalmia hirsuta

Kalmia hirsuta Walter

Hairy Mountainlaurel, Hairy Laurel

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Chamaedaphne hirsuta, Kalmiella hirsuta

USDA Symbol: KAHI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 4 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , FL , GA , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 1201 - Effects of reintroduction of fire into fire suppressed coastal scrub and longleaf pine communities along the lower gulf coastal plain (2007) A. D. Ruth, D. L. Miller, S. Lose and A. Long
Reslit 2695 - Breaking seed dormancy of Kalmia hirsuta with high temperatures (1968) R. A. Jaynes
Reslit 2696 - Interspecific crosses in Kalmia (1968) R. A. Jaynes
Reslit 2697 - Seed germination of six Kalmia species (1971) R. A. Jaynes
Reslit 2698 - A taxonomic revision of Kalmia (Ericaceae) (1974) R. M. Southall, J. W. Hardin
Reslit 2699 - Germination of Kalmia seed after storage of up to 20 years (1982) R. A. Jaynes

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Kalmia hirsuta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Kalmia hirsuta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Kalmia hirsuta


Record Modified: 2023-04-03
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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