There are other plants such as cannabis, Abrus precatorius, toxalbumin in Ricinus communis, cocaine from Erythroxylum coca, ergot alkaloids from Claviceps purpureaand morning glory lily
, poison hemlok, reserpine, and digitalis glycosides in foxglove involved in toxic manifestations in other parts of the country.
(Gloriosa superba), one of a host of potential perils in your garden this summer.
(Gloriosa superba) - A summer-flowering climber, producing red flowers with yellow tips.
HAZARDOUS: Giant hogweed, above, can cause blistering, foxgloves, right, are poisonous and laurel bushes, below, you make you sleepy DECEIVING: Glory Lily
(Gloriosa superba) is beautiful to look at but very poisonous
Other well-known genera in the Liliaceae family are Aloe (e.g., aloe vera), Asparagus, Convallaria (e.g., lily of the valley), Fritillaria, Gloriosa (glory lily
), Hemerocallis (daylily), Hosta, Hyacinthus, Muscari (grape hyacinth), Trillium, Tulipa, and Scilla (squill).
The aptly-named glory lily
- or gloriosa superba to give it its Sunday name - is unusual among bulbous plants as it is a climber.
If you have a sheltered, sunny spot close to the house for a large pot and want an exotic-looking addition, the climbing glory lily
, Gloriosa Rothschildiana with its zingy red and yellow-based tropical-looking blooms, will climb up a wigwam happily.
(Gloriosa superba) Morning Glory (Ipomoea) Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) Hellebore Laburnum (Vossi variety) Monkshood Blood-red Aquilegia Laurel