Kalmia angustifolia L.
Common Name: SHEEP-LAUREL, LAMBKILL
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Locally abundant and every bit as handsome as K. polifolia when in bloom, but more restricted in range in the state. Bogs and borders of peatlands; moist coniferous forests or swamps, including moist areas in jack pine plains and oak or aspen forests.

Usually reaches the peak of blooming in late June or the first half of July, a full month or more after K. polifolia. The corolla is generally a little smaller than in K. polifolia: less than 12 mm broad, whereas in our K. polifolia it runs 13–20 mm.

Locations

Alcona County
Alpena County
Arenac County
    Including Charity Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Crawford County
Gladwin County
Grand Traverse County
Huron County
Iosco County
Kalkaska County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Montmorency County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 14, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1218.