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The common foxglove Digitalis purpurea is certainly one to affect your heart. Literally. Foxglove is, of course, the source of the cardiac drug digitalin. Ingestion of foxglove can be fatal, so no munching, no matter how much you may be attracted to it. Symptoms may include nausea, hallucinations, and bradycardia (slowing of heart rate). A…

Friday Flower Porn: Lily Fair

Lily fair, lily fair, around the house, everywhere! Yes, we’ve got all types: Oriental lilies , Tiger llilies, Daylilies, and the ever-so-shy but pungent Lily of the Valley. Interestingly, most of those mentioned above aren’t true lilies (the exception being the Asian or Oriental types). I can sort of understand the confusion with the Tiger…

Today’s offering is a departure from the usual floral genitalia. I found this specimen at Marquand Park in Princeton. This park sports a variety of ornamental trees. I believe this is a leaf of Fagus sylvatica, the European beech, likely the atropunicea variety, the same species as the “copper beech” shown in todays Orgasmic sparklers…

What’s that hanging out of the Dutchman’s trousers? A Dicentra spectabilis specimen displays its cash and prizes near the Princeton campus.

Aching, congested and heavy, but not a bee of relief in sight. Fortunately, there were no blue laws prohibiting this porn shoot near the Princeton campus.

Friday Flower Porn: on hiatus

…until Movable Type will allow me to embed one of my own images, and that nasty Forbidden message stops taunting me. Or I’ll take that as one more hint that this Friday feature’s entertainment value is minimal at best.

C’mon, Mr. Wasp. You know you want it. You know you do. Many thanks to my longtime (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) Internet friend for getting this past the porn filters on my computer. This lovely orchid resides at the Krohn Convervatory in Cincinnati, OH.

I took a pretty circuitous path to becoming a biochemist. When I was six, I wanted to be a paleontologist, influenced by the “dinosaurs are cool” factor and my older (much older) sister’s college textbooks which I attempted to read, trying to get a grasp of evolution. Then, I wanted to be a zoologist, specializing…

Friday Flower Porn: The Movie

All this needs is a wakka chikka wakka chikka soundtrack… This Paphiopedilum lowii was filmed by sameoldmike.

Jingle my bells, baby! Figuring out what plant this floral naughty bit belongs to should be about as difficult as knocking back a hot steaming cup of solstice glog.