Leucothoe


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Leucothoe

a genus of plants in the family Ericaceae that contain the tetracyclic polyol andromedotoxin, which causes abdominal pain, vomiting and aspiration pneumonia, and sudden death due to respiratory failure. Include L. davisiae, L. grayana. Called also sierra or black laurel.
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Leucothoe [=Agarista]--Weberbauer mentions Leucothoe andina Sleumer [=A.
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Drooping Leucothoe is a loose, informal plant that is nice for naturalizing in shaded gardens.
A systematic investigation of the genus Leucothoe (Ericaceae).
Here the poet sympathetically apostrophizes Leucothoe, who has been buried alive by her father Orchamus for being raped by the Sun (
169-89), the other of the lethal jealousy the Sun God's love for the Persian princess Leucothoe inspires in his former mistress, Clytie (4.
Leucothoe, also beloved by the sun and wrongfully found guilty for a crime not hers, contrasts with the jealous Clytie who loves the sun and is ignored.
But there are plenty that do, lest we forget the vibrant show of the leucothoe that gets brighter in colour the more the temperatures plummet later in the season.
Boxwoods are broad-leaved as is laurel, rhododendron and leucothoe.
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Leucothoe is an excellent plant for use in natural areas on shaded properties or along streams.
In the story of Sol and Leucothoe, the sun god takes on the form of the princess's mother in order to "woo" the girl.
Some suitable shrubs are mock orange, cornus, leucothoe and andromeda.
Our offer consists of one each of Leucothoe Scarletta, Euonymus Emerald Gaiety, Euonymus Blonde Beauty, Choisya Sundance, Ceanothus (Californian Lilac) and Skimmia Rubella (illustrated).