ABC Wednesday -- Two Poisonous "N" Plants
I think looking for things in nature that start with various letters of the alphabet can be fun! Here are two plants that start with the letter "n," and both have something else in common, too--they are both toxic if ingested. So do be careful to just look with your eyes at these pretty plants.
The fruit of bittersweet nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, is so pretty, you would hope that it would be edible, but sadly it's not, at least not to humans. Birds can eat it, though!
|Autumn Crocus aka Naked Ladies|
Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked lady, is a flower which resembles the true crocuses, but flowering in autumn. (This is not a reliable distinction, however, since there are many true crocuses that flower in autumn.) The name "naked lady" comes from the fact that the flowers emerge from the ground long after the leaves have died back.It's very poisonous, even to animals.
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