Random Plant: Golden trumpet


Golden trumpet (Gentianales: Apocynaceae: Allamanda cathartica) photographed 05/21/2014 in the town of St. George, Bermuda.

A native of Brazil, golden trumpet (Gentianales: Apocynaceae: Allamanda cathartica) has been introduced throughout the tropics as an ornamental. This vine features thick, leathery leaves that grow in whorls but is best known for its large, yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. Although beautiful, this plant is considered poisonous. The milky sap contains compounds that are cathartic, causing violent and uncontrollable diarrhea.


About Jeremy Sell

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2 Responses to Random Plant: Golden trumpet

  1. John says:

    Very happy flower. 🙂


  2. Jeremy Sell says:

    The flowers are almost 4″ across, and gorgeous. Just don’t eat them. 🙂


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