Monday, February 21, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #10: Duranta repens

@ mirandablue
  • Botanical Name: Duranta erecta ‘Geisha Girl’ or ‘Sweet Memories’ (synonym: Duranta repens)
  • Common Name: Pigeon Berry, Golden Dewdrop, Skyflower
Spotted this shrub abundant with small globose yellow berries along the highway in Davao City, near Malagos Garden Resort.  Golden Dewdrop are cultivated as ornamental plant, and the blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The berries and leaves, however, are toxic, and are confirmed to have killed children, dogs and cats.  However, songbirds eat the fruits without ill effects. (source:  Wikipedia)



18 comments:

lotusleaf said...

THose yellow berries look so pretty.

Life Moto said...

beautiful but syang not edible sya.

Life Moto - Happy Monday!

Francisca said...

Those golden dewdrops are SO pretty to look at, but I always think it's sayang when berries are poisonous.

[I went to Quiapo for the Feast of Black Nazarene... yes, you guessed right, a photo walk! Haven't had the time to present any procession photos yet... needs more work to explain than others, I think. Thanks for the embellishment of the story of the suman. That's so fun!]

chubskulit said...

So pretty!

My Mellow Yellow Magnet, have a nice Monday!

forgetmenot said...

Too pretty. The berries are just as colorful as flowers--nice shot.

shooting star said...

nice shot...and you have taken good effort also to put common and botanical name!!!

Lina Gustina said...

My neighbor also has this plant. I've just known that it isn't edible. But it looks so pretty, right?

http://engagementandrings.blogspot.com/2011/02/yellow-balloons.html

Lina Gustina said...

The songbirds can eat the fruits without ill? It's interesting fact!

http://www.homezweethome.info

iamclarizze said...

we have these plants in the garden pero d na xa nakakabunga nga ganito kadami kz lagi ko kina-cut un leaves. ang ganda pala tingnan:)

Eden said...

My first time to see those berries. They are so pretty. It reminds me of "lanzones" fruit.

melandria said...

This is nice. I have never seen like this before.

Happy monday.


Mellow and Blue Monday
Prosperity's Desire

Life Moto said...

thanks for visit again!



Life Moto - Happy Monday!

Kim, USA said...

My first time to see a yellow berries too. And it's kind of weird that if the birds could it eat why can't we. Looking at it, likes to cut some of the twigs and make it a table centerpiece that would be gorgeous!! ^_^ Happy Monday and thanks for the visit!
Yellow Flowers

RNSANE said...

It seems so many truly beautiful flowers and plants are, indeed, harmful, even fatal, to humans!!! I remember planting a yellow alamanda in the first house I owned in Florida and uprooting it when my son began walking. He loved it and would constantly walk toward it and pull the blossoms.

Ika said...

So nice and yellow, have a nice day!

momgen said...

Oh so cutie and pretty. Happy MYM!

mine is here

Dhemz said...

very nice! nakakamiss yung duranta plant...ala kasi yan dito...:) thanks for dropping by at my MYM entry.

Misalyn said...

Interesting! Hindi pa ako nakakita ng ganito. First time ko nakakita ng photo ng ganito sa fellow CDP blogger, taga Brazil sya.