mountain laurel

mountain laurel
a North American laurel, Kalmia latifolia, having terminal clusters of rose to white flowers: the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Also called calico bush.
[1750-60, Amer.]

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Flowering evergreen shrub (Kalmia latifolia) of the heath family, occurring in most mountainous regions of eastern North America.

It grows to about 3–18 ft (1–6 m) in height and has oval leaves. The rosy, pink, or white flowers appear in large clusters above the foliage. The shrub is popular in landscape plantings.

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