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Mountain Laurel

Common Name: Mountain Laurel
Scientific Name: Kalmia latifolia
Range: eastern U.S. - Maine to Florida west to Louisiana and Indiana
Mountain Laurel leaves look similar and have a similar texture as  rhododendron. However, Mountain Laurel flowers and leaves are noticeably smaller in size.

This picture was taken in Fall Creek Falls State Park in June. Mountain Laurel can be found throughout the park and can frequently be seen along the parks many bluff lines.

The state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.



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