The method of pollen dispersal in Kalmia is unusual in that the anthers are under tension as the flower matures, and they spring forward when disturbed by an insect, forcefully and effectively transferring grains of pollen to the insect (Jaynes 1997). The
flowers are pollinated by more than a dozen
insects, primarily bumblebees, but generally not honeybees, likely because the flowers produce little nectar (Jaynes 1997).


the white form