June 12, 2010

It's Always the Pretty Ones


This is one of my favorite flowers. Especially the blue ones.

But did you know that Hydrangeas are poisonous?

Apparently, when you eat the leaves or buds, symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal pains, diarrhea, labored breathing, lethargy, and coma can occur. I don't think I want to find out if it's true!

9 comments:

lewi14 said...

Very nice, very pretty shot. It is really poisonous? Never thought...

VP said...

I didn't know that, so it's good that I never munched one of these!

Tall Gary said...

Here is a page with some medicinal uses of hydrangea. It is said to be an often-used Chinese herbal medicine, but there are cautions to be followed with such medicinal uses, not to mention certain side effects that may occur....

Such colors in your photo! It looks almost like a randomly-assembled mosaic of the evening sky.

ρομπερτ said...

A bit like love, many times far too dangerous to enjoy. Nevertheless, a truely beautiful flower indeed. Please have a great Sunday.

daily athens

T. Becque said...

I did not know this about this flower! Not the kind to have around small children! Pretty though.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» didn't know that hydrangeas are poisonous. They certainly are beautiful, as is your photo!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love Hydrangeas! & I always make sure not to eat them!

Lois said...

I had no idea! It's beautiful.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely !!Great Shot !!

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