Sunday, August 14, 2011

Golden Trumpet

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Allamanda cathartica, Golden Trumpet, Yellow Bell

Allamanda cathartica is notable for its medicinal properties; all parts of the plant contain allamandin, a toxic iridoid lactone.  The leaves, roots and flowers maybe used in the preparation of a powerful cathartic (hence the name); the milky sap is also known to possess anti-bacterial and possibly anti-cancer properties.  Gardeners exposed to the sap will develop rashes, itch and blisters. (Source:  Wiki)

"Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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30 comments:

One said...

Is this from your garden? It is easily available in our country but somehow not available in my garden yet.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

We have one in our garden too.

Luna Miranda said...

hello, One. this was from my aunt's garden. i live in a building, i only have a few pots of herbs at the roof top.:p

Karin M. said...

Das ist eine wundervolle Blüte....solche exotischen Blumen gibt es leider nicht in meinem Garten...super...
Danke für deinen Besuch auf meinem Blog...
LG: Karin

Denise said...

So very beautiful. I would love to have these in my garden. The Today's Flowers link seems to be open now. I'm sorry you had a problem accessing it but it should be okay now. Please let me know if it is still a problem and I will do my best to help.

Vhen said...

wow, pretty yellow flower..

thanks for stopping by :)

Carver said...

The flowers are so beautiful. They are a bright light.

Biboy Ordinario said...

i think that's a yellow bell :) very pretty :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

A very pretty shape and beautiful golden colour! Some interesting information too!

Francisca said...

It's such a pretty yellow, isn't it. You may recall I posted the golden trumpet last week. It was a huge plant reaching over the gate to our old house, so warm and inviting. Last week the owners tore the whole thing down... :-(

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Wow, I miss these flowers! They're beautiful, especially when they bloom thickly. Great shots!

Kim, USA said...

This flower is beautiful and I haven't seen any color other than yellow. ^_^

MYM

Luna Miranda said...

@ Kim, i have seen the red variety--not really red, it's more of an old rose.

chubskulit said...

Looks so lovely! Have a great week ahead.

Liz said...

I love your shots. :)

Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

Linda Makiej said...

Lovely MYM shots!!

imriz said...

i call this yellow bell:) thanks for sharing the name. always a fun to learn few trivias along the way:)

imriz2 said...

back here for some colors, luna:)

NatureFootstep said...

interesting flower. :)

One said...

A few pots of herbs on the roof top sounds good. Once upon a time, I only had a few pots at my balcony.

Congrats! Your caption has been selected and being posted today!

Andrea said...

It is also lovely sideways. I shot it from the back against the sky, and lovely too!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

hip-chick said...

What a pretty flower. I'm thinking it smelled good also.

Cildemer said...

Very interesting post and very nice plant! And your shots are wonderful!
Thanks for sharing, Luna;o)

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Ann said...

when I finished high school, I was a temporary teacher. I was in charge of a sport house Allamanda.

I never forgot this flower, Go Al La Man Da.

Eden said...

I always love this flower. Great shot.

Carletta said...

The last shot is beautiful!

Thanks for your visit.

lina@home sweet home said...

Love the color of these flowers :)
Thanks for dropping by...

Autumn Belle said...

It is a beautiful yellow allamanda. I'm growing one too but it has not bloomed yet.

Dhemz said...

so beautiful....I used to have one in California...d na ako bumili...namamahalan kasi ako sa price...lol!