When I saw this flower for the first time I was quite excited as it’s beautiful. It seems to be very common in the North of Western Australia as I’ve seen it in lots there.
“Calotropis is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. They are commonly known as milkweeds because of the sap they produce. Calotropis species are considered common weeds in some parts of the world. The flowers are fragrant and are often used in making floral tassels in some mainland Southeast Asian cultures...
...The milky exudation from the plant is a corrosive poison. The latex is said to have mercury-like effects on the human body, and is some times referred to as vegetable mercury and is used in place of mercury in aphrodisiacs...” (Wikipedia)
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|Date Taken:||1 Sep 2011 - 4:14 PM|
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|Title:||IVANHOE CROSSING (#2)|
|Uploaded:||26 Mar 2012 - 8:47 AM|
|Tags:||APOCYNACEAE, Australia, CALOTROPIS, EAST KIMBERLEY, Flower, IVANHOE CROSSING, Kununurra, ORD RIVER, SHIRE OF WYNDHAM, Western australia, Wildlife / nature|
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