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Star of Bethlehem

Hippobroma longiflora

Description:

Small, white, star-shaped flower.long green jagged leaves.

Habitat:

Tropical

Notes:

Size and edging of the leaves look like a cousin of the dandelion. Wikipedia: "It is notable for its concentrations of two pyridine alkaloids: lobeline and nicotine. The effects of nicotine and lobeline are quite similar, with psychoactive effects at small dosages and with unpleasant effects including vomiting, muscle paralysis, and trembling at higher dosages."

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Star of Bethlehem
Hippobroma longiflora


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veneta.tashev
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veneta.tashev

Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Mar 21, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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