Leucothoe axillaris

Common Names: Swamp dog-laurel, coastal dog-hobble, coast Leucothoe
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Heath family

A branching shrub up to 2 m tall. Leaves are up to 8 cm long. Flowers are white, cylindrical, up to 8 mm long. Fruit is a dry capsule.

Found in forest or natural areas in wet woodlands; landscape as cultivated woody ornamental shrub. Blooms spring to early summer.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: White
Edible Notes: Poisonous.
Warnings: The plant is highly toxic, potentially fatal if consumed.