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Pretty poison

By HarrietH
Our Oleander is starting to bloom. I can't tell enough people that these pretty bushes are poisonous. A woman with a baby stopped to show the baby the flowers and was just going to give her one when I stopped her and told her that they are poisonous. Well the look she gave me was poisonous Grin but the main thing was that she didn't give the baby the flower to play with.

Tags: Flowers and plants Poison Oleander flower

Voters: Chinga, danbrann, User_Removed and 29 more

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Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 11:33AM
How very beautiful! IB

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xwang 10 56 8
5 Jun 2013 1:37PM
How beautiful! Wonderful colour.
BTW, thank you for your comment, about the 'fence'. I'll rebuild it..Grin
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 1:56PM
never heard that before ..
how does it effect you ?
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
5 Jun 2013 3:15PM
A beautiful image Harriet love your use of dof....these plants are banned in South Africa, you cannot buy them in nurseries anymore....great captureGrinGrinGrin
gwynn56 7 87 England
5 Jun 2013 5:49PM
beautiful imageSmile
Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 5:56PM
Superb colour and capture of this pretty but deadly flower Harriet. Smile

Mike_Smith Plus
12 594 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 6:29PM
Looking at this picture you would never guess they were poisonous, lovely colour
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 9:34PM
Many colours too Maureen,
but many people do not believe such beauty is
wrapped in the milky poison! even Poinsettia's!
a lovely captured shot and warning
6 Jun 2013 9:04AM
Lovely capture and composition.
6 Jun 2013 2:13PM
People used to commit suicide taking the roots in Bengal in recent past. We call it "KARABI flowes". Yields cyanide like poison.
6 Jun 2013 7:02PM
A beautiful flower - who'd have thought it lethal!!
User_Removed 9 48 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 11:45AM
A super image Harriet, well done.

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