It's Mellow Yellow Monday again and time to share what's yellow in our lives!
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I have a few of these interesting flowering vines growing in my yard.
I have 2 colors - the yellow, which I'm showing today, and the red one- which is in the wikipedia info I have posted below.
They are beautiful flowers and new to me in recent years. I was surprised, reading some of the facts about this plant!
Whatever else they may be, they do produce beautiful flowers!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaGloriosa
is a genus
of five or six species in the plant
, from tropical Africa
. They are tender, tuberous rooted deciduous perennials
, adapted to summer rainfall with a dormant dry season. Their native range is Africa, Southeastern Asia and parts of Malaysia, but they are now widely cultivated
. All parts of the plant contain colchicine
and related alkaloids and are therefore dangerously toxic if ingested, especially the tubers; contact with the stems and leaves can cause skin irritation.
Various preparations of the plant are used in traditional medicines for a variety of complaints in both Africa and India.
More info found here on Wikipedia
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