Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Red Euphorbia

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Time for Ruby Tuesday once again!


Euphorbia


I am back to posting flowers, and for this week, it's the euphorbia. About a year or so ago, the euphorbia craze hit the whole nation, and in every house, you will see at least one euphorbia plant in their house. My aunt was one of those hit by the "bug," and in her garden, she has had lots of different kinds - some have big flowers, the others (like this one) have small flowers. She has lots of different colors, too!

When I last went to La Union, I noticed that she has had fewer euphorbia plants, and brother said aunt Julie didn't bother getting more plants after knowing that the sap of this plant can cause cancer when it enters the bloodstream. Nothing was really sure, but in one of the seminars brother attended for Gawad Kalinga (the local version of Habitat for Humanity) where he is one of the volunteers, he heard from one of the speakers about such thing. Well, this plant has thorns, and of course, it doesn't really poses a threat, as long as people knew how to handle the plant. Has anyone heard of this detail?

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20 comments:

People with Cameras said...

I've never heard of this type of plant before. It's beautiful. That's a wonderful photo.

Ralph said...

Why are such flowers in a strikingly pretty pink actually so bad for you? Like our parents said "Look but don't touch"

A nice Ruby Tuesday shot!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a beautiful euphorbia! The ones that grow here in Ontario tend to have yellow bracts, not red like the one in your photo.

ellen b said...

Such a pretty flower!!
Happy Ruby tuesday to you...

Yen said...

Nice shot,Jenn! We have a lot of this plants back home..

DrillerAA said...

Lovely photo. Lovely flower. Great for Ruby Tuesday.

Carletta said...

This is lovely!
I like the shape of the petals. They look like they should hinge back and forth.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Lovely flower and story to go with it!

Bobbie said...

I'm not familiar with this flower. Thanks for telling us about the Euphorbia and especially for the Photo. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Minkydo said...

Pretty plant. I have never seen one before. Interesting rumor.

Ruby post

Anya said...

meron kami nyan sa garden, euphorbia pala name nya.

my first time to join ruby tuesday, hope you can visit mine.

Ivanhoe said...

It's so pretty yet so dangerous. Never heard of this flower or the health risk. Happy RT!

the teach said...

Such a lovely flower, jenn! Didn't know it had thorns! Happy Ruby Tuesday! So glad you joined us today! :)

Tommy V said...

lovely flower.

Mekhismom said...

Gorgeous!

Raven said...

Beautiful photograph. Between Wordless Wednesday and Ruby Tuesday, I'm enjoying learning about all kinds of new birds and flowers that I wasn't familiar with before.

Dianne said...

I never heard of this flower - it is certainly beautiful.

Columbo said...

Great shot, thanks for the information of the beautiful flower.

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Greyscale Territory said...

This is new to e! A glorious flower!

 
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