Taken at Hickory Run State Park of Pennsylvania, USA
Kalmia latifolia, also known as Mountain laurel is the state flower of Pennsylvania, USA. According to the record, mountain laurel in Pennsylvania normally begins to bloom late in May and its pink and white blossoms are in evidence well into June. Mountain laurel is a shrub, which varies from four to ten feet in height, although specimens 40 feet tall are found in some southern states. It is commonly found growing on rocky hilltops. I saw a lot of mountain laurel bush in Hickory Run State Park while visiting the Boulder Field.