Monday, January 11, 2016
Flower Photo: Flame Lily -- A Beauty that Can Kill You !
While, you're at it, memorize the looks of this plant and flower and seeds.
Anything you eat off this vegetation is fairly poisonous, I learned today.
Every part of the plant, including the roots, is loaded with colchicine; some toxic stuff.
There are twelve species of this plant in the Gloriosa family.
This one, looks like a Gloriosa superba, to me but, I'm not really a plant scientist.
Encyclopedia of Life says, some dummies, use the plant for suicide !
Those people are nuts. They're not very good at solving their own problems, I bet.
This traditional Okinawan house with a green-tiled roof, made the plant stand out.
So, I shot it from a few different angles, to show off the flowers.
Then, I asked a man, walking down the street, what the plant's name might be.
He, didn't know but, agreed, it was a nifty looking flower.
It can be called a Flame Lily, Fire Lily Gloriosa Lily, Superb Lily or, Climbing Lily.
It's sometimes called a Creeping Lily, too and, I like that name best.
The thing gives me the creeps so, I won't go back to take more pictures of it, ever again !