Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coral Bean

Photo by Ned Harris 5/20.2012
Yes, this is Coral Bean (Erythrina flabelliformis = red-colored with fan-shaped parts) another member of the Pea Family. But unlike other pea family plants in the desert, Coral Beans are highly toxic. All parts, but especially the beans. They are bright red and look very attractive - but are NOT edible. Watch children and pets, too. Don't even let them pick the pods.

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