happyrock
3 years ago1,000+ Views
Don't Eat Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) *It's likely you'll encounter this flowering evergreen shrub while hiking east of the Mississippi along streams and damp forests. *The clusters of showy pink and white flowers are pleasing to the eye, but the toxins present throughout the plant are anything but pleasurable. *If eaten, mountain laurel can cause abdominal pain, tingling of skin, a slowed pulse, lack of coordination, convulsions, paralysis, and in rare cases, even death
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I always thought Mountain Laurel was so pretty :( but I won't eat it!!
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