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the seed is being dispersed by wind with long white stiff hairs. i have grown up here but i have seen this one for the first time. very rare.

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Giant Calotrope, Crown Flower, Giant Milk Weed
Calotropis gigantea

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6 Comments congrats Amy and waiting for the photographs. :))

Mason G
Mason G 6 years ago

That would be a giant milk weed which are around my house in the summers.

:)) :))

luke 6 years ago

Thank you ChiefRedEarth! that was very informative. i might need it as a pesticide for chicken mites! lol. if this seed grows, i'd name it Shiva! :)) hehe

Hi Luke you are welcome. I would like to tell a few interesting things about this plant. According to Hindu mythology this is the favourite plant of Lord Shiva. This plant is poisonous so a pesticide and hosts Monarch butterfly and milkweed bugs. :)) Thank you and good luck.

luke 6 years ago

Thank you ChiefRedEarth! i think that's right. i haven't seen an actual plant or tree of it so i'm going to plant this seed to learn from it :)

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Rizal, Philippines

Lat: 14.62, Long: 121.17

Spotted on Feb 28, 2014
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014

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