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Mountain Laurel (Calico Bush)

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  • Common Name: Mountain Laurel (Calico Bush)
  • Latin Name: Kalmia latifolia
  • Family Name: Ericaceae
All parts of this narcotic plant are highly TOXIC, containing Andromedotoxin, and it was used by North American Indian tribes to commit suicide.  It should not be fed to tortoises or grown near the tortoise enclosure.
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