Botany Photo of the Day Kalmia angustifolia

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    Common names range from the poetic to the descriptive to the eminently practical. A number of common names for Kalmia angustifolia land in the latter part of the spectrum: lambkill, sheepkill, and even calfkill. In addition to names reflecting its toxicity to livestock, Kalmia angustifolia is perhaps best known as sheep-laurel. The toxicity is due […]

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