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Rosary pea

Abrus precatorius

Habitat:

Florida

Notes:

On one side it is red and the other black.

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8 Comments

flynn.jeannette
flynn.jeannette 8 years ago

Why are they different colors on each side? When I looked at them they seemed evenly parted.

flynn.jeannette
flynn.jeannette 8 years ago

I agree and thank you very much for the websites.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

We see these in Mexico (Oaxaca and Chiapas) and they are often used in making jewelry. Bracelets and necklaces made with seeds are common. I never suspected they were poisonous and it seems like a bad idea to use poisonous seeds that children might use.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

They are very poisonous.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

These seeds are very poisonous:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/127...

flynn.jeannette
flynn.jeannette 8 years ago

I remember that the leaves where a little like ivy if that helps?

flynn.jeannette
flynn.jeannette 8 years ago

Thanks!

flynn.jeannette
flynn.jeannette 8 years ago

Really? Wow! They are kind of weird looking! One more question. Why do they look like that? Is it to scare of predators?

flynn.jeannette
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flynn.jeannette

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 20, 2012
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

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