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Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) On a woodland trail, near a pond/swamp.<br />
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Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

On a woodland trail, near a pond/swamp.

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) On a woodland trail, near a pond/swamp.<br />
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    comments (9)

  1. Pretty! It's the state flower of Connecticut. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Really? I had no idea! Do they grow in abundance there? Annoyingly ours is an invasive :'( It was widely distributed by the Cherokee when the settlers brought it, so it was later labeled "Cherokee rose"
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_laevigata
      Posted 8 months ago
      1. I'm not sure if they are abundant, but I frequently see them while hiking in the hills. They seem to grow really easily in the higher elevations. Plus, some people plant them in their yards. Posted 8 months ago
        1. Speaking of the Cherokee, I just read my kids a few books about the Trail of Tears. One was from the perspective of a Cherokee girl walking the trail. It was heart-wrenching. Posted 8 months ago
          1. It is a horrifying history. We live about 15 miles from the old Cherokee capital and we live on one of the roundup routes of the Trail of Tears. T_T Jason and I have talked about willing our land back to the Cherokee people, but we haven't figured out how to do so yet. Posted 8 months ago
  2. Great clarity Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks! They are such gorgeous flowers! Posted 8 months ago
  3. Gorgeous flowers! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you, Marta! Posted 8 months ago

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''Kalmia latifolia'', commonly called mountain-laurel, is a species of flowering plant in the blueberry family, Ericaceae, that is native to the eastern United States. Its range stretches from southern Maine south to northern Florida, and west to Indiana and Louisiana.

Similar species: Ericales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 16, 2021. Captured May 14, 2021 12:53 in 1850 Carters Dam Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/20.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm