Mountain Laurel

Mark Mazer
Wed, 24 Dec 2008 11:30:55 PST
>I seem to recall one ancient Greek city-state's army was wiped out after
>they feasted on Kalmia honey, went unconscious, were discovered and killed
>by another Greek city-state's army. Any confirmation?

Hi Leo,

Kalmia angustifolia (sheeplaurel or lambkill) is the one that produces toxic honey.

If ever in Connecticut during June, a visit to Dick Jaynes' Broken Arrow Nursery is a treat for all mountain laurel lovers.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC

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