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IVANHOE CROSSING (#2)

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
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)

Tags: Australia Flower Western australia Wildlife and nature Kununurra ORD RIVER SHIRE OF WYNDHAM EAST KIMBERLEY IVANHOE CROSSING CALOTROPIS APOCYNACEAE

Voters: Alan_Baseley, RonnieAG, Alvar and 20 more


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Comments


RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
26 Mar 2012 9:15AM
A very interesting and detailed narrative to accompany your shots of this interesting plant, JNC: it doesn't look the easiest of flowers/plants to capture but you would seem to have done it justice with these exposures.
Ronnie.

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Alvar 9 23 2 France
26 Mar 2012 9:21AM
Lovely shots and good narrativeSmile
Alvar
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
26 Mar 2012 9:38AM
Nicely captured and interesting narrative, J-N.

Dave
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
26 Mar 2012 9:48AM
Very beautiful flower J-N some plants can save your life and some can end it, nature at its best.

Regards

Trev.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
26 Mar 2012 10:19AM
What an enchanting flower, Jean-Noel, beautifully captured. Carol
reginagna 6 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2012 11:12AM
Nice.This flower is so common in barren lands of Tamilnadu, India.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
26 Mar 2012 3:48PM
Interesting to see this version of the milkweed-- I think v3 is the most descriptive image--- Monarch Butterflies are very fond of this plant!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
26 Mar 2012 5:54PM
A beautiful flower, but I will stays away fromn using it

Peter
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
26 Mar 2012 9:55PM
Beautiful shots Jean-Noel. Thank goodness for your excellent narrative.
Ron
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
26 Mar 2012 10:32PM
Very similar to the milkweeds in this country. The juice is also purported to remove warts!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
31 Mar 2012 7:40PM
Three top quality macros Jean-Noel, this is a plant i've never seen before

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