Tuesday, December 24, 2019

December 24, 2019

Location: Archbold Biological Station, Venus (seed pod, top photo), My house (leaves, bottom photo)

This is known as Rosary Pea
In Florida, it's a listed noxious weed.
It's root can be used to induce abortion
And you will die eating just one single seed.
But the seeds are really quite pretty
And often used to make jewelry.

Sources: UF | IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants - Abrus precatorius

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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