Taxon: Kalmia polifolia Wangenh.

 
Genus: Kalmia
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Ericoideae
      Tribe: Phyllodoceae
Nomen number: 21117
Place of publication: Schriften. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 8:130. 1788
Name Verified on: 07-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Sep-1995
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Minnesota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory
    • Western Canada: Canada - Saskatchewan, - Alberta, - Manitoba

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Ebinger, J. E. 1974. A systematic study of the genus Kalmia (Ericaceae) (Rhodora) 76:343.
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Garibaldi, A. Medicinal flora of the Alaska natives: a compilation of knowledge from literary sources of Aleut, Alutiiq, Athabascan, Eyak, Haida, Inupiat, Tlingit, Tsimshian traditional healing methods using plants. 1999 (Med F AlaskaNat)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource). (Can Poison Pl)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Kalmia polifolia Wangenh. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Kalmia polifolia cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.