Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sucking the Life Out of the Blood Lily

B  discovered my prized blood lily (Scadoxus multiflorus) being devoured by a large snail.



It had its foot wrapped around some of the slender flowers.


Blood lilies are highly toxic. Africans in some places use this plant to make poison arrows. Apparently, this snail is unaware of this practice. However, B removed it after I took these pictures.

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