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Connecticut Plants
Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia L.

Mountain laurel is the state flower of Connecticut.

  • Family: heath (Ericaceae)
  • Habitat: rocky woods
  • Height: 5-15 feet
  • Flower size: 3/4 to 1 inch across
  • Flower color: pale pink
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Kalmia latifolia L.
Kalmia latifolia L.
Kalmia latifolia L.

Mountain laurel flowers vary from pure white to pink, with variable amounts of red markings.