Kalmia hirsuta Walter. Phen: Jun-Jul; Sep-Oct. Hab: Pine savannas and pine flatwoods. Dist: Se. SC (Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton counties) south to nc. peninsular FL, west to s. AL.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: The closest relatives of K. hirsuta are three Cuban species: K. aggregata (Small) Copeland, K. ericoides Wright ex Grisebach, and K. simulata (Britton & Wilson) Southall.
Synonymy: = Fl5, FNA8, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, WH3, Ebinger (1974), Luteyn et al (1996), Southall & Hardin (1974); = Kalmiella hirsuta (Walter) Small – S