Pennsylvania State Flower: Mountain laurel
Scientific Name: Kalmia latifolia
State Flower Description: Mountain Laurel is a species of flowering plant that is a member of the Heather family that is native to the eastern states of the US. Mountain Laurel is are shrubs that grow thick and have dark green leaves most of the year and flower in the spring of the year around May and early June. Blossoms are pink and white. Note: The entire plant is poisonous and not edible.
Where It's Found: Mountain is located in the eastern states of the US and is often found in higher elevations on rocky slopes.
Pennsylvania State Flower Dedication: 1933