Sunday, March 21, 2010
Beautiful and lethal
DESERT ROSE (ADENIUM OBESUM), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, MARCH 16, 2010
Pentax *ist DS
Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
1/750 sec. f11
A visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden's tropical plant greenhouse yielded this shot of a gorgeous Desert Rose, a popular but surprisingly toxic house plant. In the wild, its poisonous sap is used by Tanzanian tribesmen to coat hunting arrow tips.