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Scadoxus multiflorus, or blood lily

This is a discussion on Scadoxus multiflorus, or blood lily within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; hi, one of my favorite plants in my garden. the bulbs are highly toxic and ...

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    Default Scadoxus multiflorus, or blood lily

    hi,
    one of my favorite plants in my garden. the bulbs are highly toxic and still used as an arrow poison in some countries. for humans its either medium toxic or causes cardiac arrest, info's are confusing...

    enjoy,
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    I've been growing them for years and didn't know that they are poisonous. Thanks for the info Ron. My wife refers to them as the 'powder puff' lily.

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    thanks guys!

    @yew,
    now you know, better dont make "mashed potatos" out of them, lol.

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    Good thing you shared this information. Thanks!
    We have this plants over the places.
    This plant was introduced during Spanish period in the Philippines and some are now considered weeds because they easily produced seeds when there is mass flowering in the same place they are easily get pollinated.

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    It is really pretty regardless of its toxicity. And Ron, I had to laugh at loud at the "mash potatoes" comment. heheh...

    Cheers,
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    I used to have a lot of these growing in the garden at my ancestral home. I love them because of the cool flowers but at the same time hated them because the pollen would easily stick to anything it comes in contact with. I'd end up with lots of the yellow, powdery stuff all over my hands and clothes.

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    Beautiful Ron. We have a number of these growing beside the street in our subdivision and I always stop by when they're in bloom.

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    Very unusual looking lily. I've never seen one like it. It is beautiful!

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    Quite a big one it is ! It also grows here in India, but in the month of May, hence it is called May flower here or a foot ball lily due to its big size !

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