Mountain Laurel

These photos of Mountain Laurel [Kalmia latifolia] were taken at the Carl Sandburg National Historic place on Big Glassy.  According to Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 116-117, it’s a member of the Heath (Ericaceae) family.

USDA Plants Listing:  Kalmia latifolia

Mountain Laurel at Big Glassy

Mountain Laurel at Big Glassy

Mountain Laurel - Zoom Out

Mountain Laurel – Zoom Out