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Laurel Loop #4

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  Mountain Laurel → Kalmia latifolia  

● Mountain laurel is a common understory component of northern hardwood
forests in middle to high elevations of the Appalachian Mountains

● FUN FACT: Mountain laurel responds to fire by sprouting abundantly after
burning regardless of fire intensity

● Mountain laurel forms dense, almost impenetrable patches known as
"laurel hells" or "ivy thickets," on upper slopes and ridges where tree
canopy may be sparse or lacking

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