Blue Beads

Another name for Yellow Clintonia is "Bluebead" -- and now we see why. 

The fruits taste terrible and are mildy toxic -- at least to us -- so I wonder what made three of the beads disappeared from their stems. 

(photo by Dianne Machesney)

2 thoughts on “Blue Beads

  1. These would be a great ornamental plant; they’re beautiful and it seems like nothing would eat them. I read they are especially resistant to the deers, that’s what always gets my ornamentals.

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