Kalmia latifoliaMountain Laurel is the common name of Kalmia latifolia a flowering shrub of the family Ericaceae
The plant is naturally found on rocky slopes and mountainous forest areas.
It is also known as Ivybush, Calico Bush, Spoonwood (because native Americans used to make their spoons out of it), Sheep Laurel, Lambkill and Clamoun.
var. Latifolia - Mountain Laurel; var. Rubra Sweet - Pink Mountain Laurel; var. Laevipes Vern. - Smooth Mountain Laurel; var. Fuscata Rehd. - Branded Mountain Laurel; var. Alba Bosse - White Mountain Laurel.