Thursday, April 12, 2012

Scented climber - bees beware

Noticed for the first time on a wrought iron balustrade in front of a Henry Street brownstone: gorgeous Gelsemium sempervirens. Carolina jasmine. Sempervirens indeed - having made it through a mildish winter. Deadly poison if you are a tempted and hungry honey bee. All parts of the plant are highly toxic.

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