Origin of kalmia
Examples from the Web for kalmia
There are several kinds of Kalmia, almost all of eastern North America, the flowers alike in form.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
It is sometimes found in mixed woods, especially if there are mountain laurels in the woods (Kalmia latifolia).The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
Kalmia latifolia, L. (calico bush or ivy bush of North America).
In the year 1753 Linnaeus named the plant, honoring his pupil by giving to the plant the generic name Kalmia.
The Kalmia angustifolia the natives say, is an antidote for cramp and rheumatism.Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)|Maria R. Audubon