fredag 14. mai 2010

Daphne mezereum

I found this Mezereon (Tysbast in Norwegian) in the wood yesterday. 

It's a very beautiful flower, with a very nice scent. But it's also very toxic! If poisoned, victims experience a choking sensation. Handling the fresh twigs can cause rashes and eczema in sensitive individuals. Despite this, it is also commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens for its attractive flowers. 

So look, but do not touch! :o)

1 kommentar:

Joy sa...

A very dainty flower. Beautiful.

Hope to see you on Norwich Daily Photo soon. Have a great weekend!