calico bush


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calico bush

calico bush

n
(Plants) another name for mountain laurel

moun′tain lau`rel


n.
a shrub, Kalmia latifolia, of the heath family, having terminal clusters of rose to white flowers: the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Also called calico bush.
[1750–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.calico bush - a North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowerscalico bush - a North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowers
kalmia - any plant of the genus Kalmia
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Here is a small selection of other common garden plants that can be poisonous/cause skin, eye irritation: | Monkshood; Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria) | Cuckoo-pint, lords-and-ladies (Arum) | Ornamental pepper cultivars | Chrysanthemum; Autumn crocus (Colchicum) | Lily-of-the-valley | Leylandii cypress | Christmas rose (Helleborus) | Hyacinth | Iris | Calico Bush (Kalmia) | Laburnum | Privet | Lobelia (except bedding lobelia) | Tobacco plant | Laurel | Spanish broom | Yew ASK JOHN Q: My lawn has this year become infested with clover.
These include viburnum x burkwoodii, corylopsis, rhododendrons, azaleas, pieris and kalmia or calico bush (these last five shrubs only do well in acid or lime-free soil).