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Mountain Laurel is an evergreen shrub that grows to about
10 feet tall. In favorable locations it can form thickets. It has dark green
leaves and very attractive white flowers with pick dots. Other names for
the plant are Lambkill and Sheepkill result from the fact that it is poisonous.
Another name for the plant is Calico Bush because of the pattern inside the
flower. . Mountain Laurel is not common as a wild plant in the local Huntsville
area but is grown in people's gardens. It is abundant in Desoto State Park
and on the Fiery Gizzard Trail in Tennessee.
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