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Organism of the week #13 – Unlucky for some

Datura metel (flower) [CC-BY Alex Lomas]

I’m a sucker for things that are both poisonous and pretty. Datura metel definitely meets both criteria. These photos were taken in southern Spain, where this purple variety of the plant seemed to have naturalised itself out from someone’s garden . Datura metel is closely related to Atropa belladonna, the deadly nightshade, and – like it …

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