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5a. Kalmia microphylla (Hooker) A. Heller var. microphylla

Western alpine laurel, small-leaved kalmia

Shrubs compact, 0.05-0.1(-0.3) m; twig nodes to 1 cm apart. Leaf blades ovate or oval to broadly elliptic, 1.5(-2.5) cm, to 2.5 times as long as wide. Flowers: calyx pink to light green, 5-7 mm diam.; corolla rose-purple, 8-12(-15) mm diam.

Flowering Apr-Jun. Open bogs, alpine meadows; 900-3500 m; Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Ont., Sask., Yukon; Alaska, Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


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