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Article: The Lesser-Known Hardy Ericaceous Shrubs, Part 2: Ledum to Zenobia: Kalmiopsis

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Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2009
6:06 PM

Post #6045321

Much of the area where Kalmiopsis grows naturally is in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of the Siskiyou National Forest. I'm pretty sure it's the only wilderness area named for the scientific name of an endemic plant. One of my summer jobs during college was sampling vegetation in that area. It's a beautiful area but most of it burned a couple of years ago in the Biscuit fire. The Darlingtonias that grow in the bogs are also very interesting. It's a great place for finding unusual plants, you can see the Port Orford Cedar in it's very small home range and redwoods just down the coast near Brookings.
dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2012
12:19 PM

Post #9005319

Kalmiopsis is a name worthy of a National Forest, being so meaningful -- I'd translate it as "sorta like mountain laurel, but not exactly."

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