Mountain Laurel --- vaguely

Dell Sherk
Wed, 24 Dec 2008 10:57:20 PST
Once I was hiking along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, in May, I
think, and when I came to a powerline cut that let in the sun, the whole
area was thick with blooming mountain laurel, the state flower of PA. It was
beautiful and fragrant in such profusion, and I, then, understood why
someone had decided that it should be our state flower.

Merry Christmas,

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On Behalf Of Leo A. Martin
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Mountain Laurel

> And certainly not Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia, which even the deer
> apparently do not touch until they are on the verge of starvation.

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?

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