One of those weeks?
I could use a midweek exhale…time to set the restart button…change of focus…
I had never seen a Solandra maxima before our January trip to Santa Barbara.
A real show-stopper, don’t you think?
Vivid yellow with purple veins, this gorgeous vine can grow up to 200 feet long.
I found this specimen at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History–blooming in January! Beautiful!
Unfortunately this beauty seems to come with some warnings…
The vine is so strong it can choke another tree, so recommendations include destroying it if found in the wild.
Oh, and by the way? The entire plant is poisonous.
I still think I want one.