5 13

After a week with a load of rain, second nght o flowering moonflowers. I'll submit the open flowers in a few hours, right now the bees aregoing nuts and it smells like a gardina factory.

By glennlab9
Actions Follow Post Like
You must be a member of this group before commenting. Join Group

Post a comment Add Source Add Photo

Enjoy being online again!

Welcome to the community of good people who base their values on evidence and appreciate civil discourse - the social network you will enjoy.

Create your free account

5 comments

Feel free to reply to any comment by clicking the "Reply" button.

1

Perfect Glenn. Those are the moonflowers that I love so much.

freeofgod Level 8 Sep 17, 2018
3

Very cool.

kenriley Level 8 Sep 17, 2018
2

That is so cool! Love moonflowers.

HippieChick58 Level 9 Sep 17, 2018
3

Beautiful images. Keep children away; they are toxic. [denverpost.com]

MissKathleen Level 9 Sep 17, 2018

Hi MissKathleen. I've always heard and read how toxic moon flowers are but I've handled them for years with no ill effects. That isn't saying it's safe.

@freeofgod The seeds are especially potent, known for psychedelic properties, if they don’t keep you puking.

@Justjoni That's what I've read. But I still handle them bare handed to move them. Sharp little things!

They are toxic depending on the season and the part of the plant ingested. The highest concentrations are in the seeds, they are part of the night shade family high in atropine, and hallucinogenics so overdosing has occurred more as other hallucinogens became harder to get.
Early settlers had a tough time when their animals would eat them and start hallucinating along with added strength and stamina. This plant was blamed when many a cowboy or prospector lost their animal since it was normally the only green thing to eat.
Handling the plants generally don't require any special requirements unless you are processing them. Care should be taken around children and animals which take much smaller doses for poisoning.

3

Wow

Wangobango3 Level 7 Sep 17, 2018
Write Comment