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Scientific Name: Kalmia microphylla
Pronunciation: KAL-mee-uh my-kroe-FILL-uh
Common Name: western bog laurel
Family Name: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features:
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Bog
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Rock garden, Spring interest
Additional Info: Google
western bog laurel
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Colour (petals): Pink, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae

Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Beetles or weevils, Scale insects
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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