Loiseleuria procumbens   Trailing Azalea C DDD N

Loiseleuria procumbens

Loesleuria procumbens has been changed to Kalmia procumbens in New Flora of the British Isles Edition 3 (2010) by Clive Stace.

This is a plant of the Scottish highlands not usually being found below 1,200 feet and more commonly higher than that. Finding Loiseleuria procumbens means you are in the start of the alpine region and should look out for the alpine club mosses and other common plants of the high places.

It is predominantly north western in its distribution and is not found in Snowdonia, the Lake district although the mountains are high enough. It is absent from Ireland.

Fraoch-bheinn, Scotland 8th June 2006

Added on 28th June 2006, updated and re-directed to Kalmia procumbens 22nd Nov 2010