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Botanical: Urginea scilla (STEINHEIL)
Family: N.O. Liliaceae

Some times refered to as a Sea Onion

This map is in no way accurate and is only a gusstimate from looking through books.


Handling of the bulb can cause inflammation of the skin.
Extracts made from it have been largely used as rat poisons and are said to be very efficacious.


If you want to know all about this plant & you should please take the time to visit this link it will prove most inlightning and very interesting.

Low though I walk through the valley of the SQUILL
I shall fear not because,
I have read all about this plant & you should too at:

Note the path on the left where the public can walk right past it.
Also on the left are where there are exposed bulbous roots.



Please look at this image very closely.
There are no ants, bugs, insects, hummingbirds or any other critters on or at these blooms.

This should be the first give away or warning about this plant, and this is what made me curious as to lean more about it.
If no critters in the wild will have anything to do with why should I??



Buds before blooms appear.


The bulbous roots. This is where all the bad stuff is.
And as you can see it is uncovered and open to any who might pass by.


If this plant is as bad as the article on the Internet says,
then why is it in the open at a public garden for all to walk by and or touch the roots?

It also it can be bought readily on the internet,
no age restriction, no information as to its possible danger.


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