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The flower clusters of the bog dog laurel hide under the leaves

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Title:
The flower clusters of the bog dog laurel hide under the leaves
Topics:
Botany
Subjects:
Flowers
Flowering shrubs
Coastal doghobble (Leucothoe axillaris)
Original Format:
Lantern slide; Hand-colored lantern slide; 3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021024
Photographer:
Created Date:
circa
Description:
The flower clusters of the bog dog laurel hide under the leaves. Original label on slide: Bog Dog Laurel 300; From Natural Gardens (pages 59-60): "In the mountains the dog hobble (L. Catesbaei) is an attractive low shrub with showy compact clusters of white flowers in the leaf axils. The eastern twin of this mountain species is to be found in the dog-laurel which has the taper-pointed leaf (Fig. 33), though the leaf is larger, and the same many-flowered racemes partly hidden beneath the spreading leaves of the arched branches (Fig. 34). This shrub may reach a maximum height of seven feet but is almost invariably smaller because of fire. Like many other heaths (Ericaceae) it is poisonous to stock. Pastures should never make contact with shrub bogs because of the numerous species of these plants which may cause serious losses to the stock grower. This is one of the best of the bog shrubs for transplanting. If the soil does not become excessively dry it should do well in grounds throughout the coastal plain and most of the piedmont.
Genre:
Close-up views
Photographs
Location:
Eastern (N.C. : Region)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells
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