Monday, July 6, 2009

Correction: Sheep Laurel

Sheep Laurel (also called Lambkill) (Kalmia angustifolia)

In a previous post, Wildflowers & Berries, I misidentified this Sheep Laurel as Mountain Laurel. I wrote that I wasn't entirely sure it was mountain laurel because of the size and age of the plant. While reading Summer World: A Season of Bounty by Bernd Heinrich, I suddenly came across a mention of swamp laurel. With that clue, John and I were able to identify our laurel as sheep laurel because of its location and growth pattern. Sheep laurel has the identifiable growth seen above. The flowers develop on last year's growth and this year's growth is above the flowers.

The best source of information about this wildflower is at

And now, because of its importance and value, I will shamelessly promote Heinrich's book. Click, buy it, and enjoy a wonderful summer read:

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