Daphne Odora… fragrant but poisonous…

We have two big Daphne Odora bushes in the garden…
Native to China and Japan, they have glossy leaves that are actually quite attractive…
Each winter, they have been giving us beautiful flowers…
They smell really sweet, but apparently, all parts of the plants are poisonous…

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12 Responses to Daphne Odora… fragrant but poisonous…

  1. Mr. H. says:

    Beautiful yet poisonous…quite the combination.:)

  2. Hi Lrong,I have heard about these plants but have never grown them myself. The scent sounds wonderful…

  3. rainfield61 says:

    This is a dangerous beauty.No touching, she will bite.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Ooops… poisonous? Pretty scary hehe… But the blooms are attractive. Coupled with the sweet fragrance, I am sure they attract lots of attention 😉

  5. Anonymous says:

    Goodness! Beautiful but poisonous! Just beware like some women lol!

  6. Muito, muito bonitas.¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮BOA SEMANA!!!º°❤.•°º╮

  7. Cat says:

    Pretty, Lrong. Amazes me how many of the plants in my garden are poisonous. Always have to be careful. I recently purchased a gopher plant (a type of euphorbia) and learned that the sap can cause temporary blindness! Oh my!

  8. Pretty face can be deceptive ha…I was kind of hoping to see your sakura blooming this spring ;-). Yang dekat tangga tu.

  9. Theanne says:

    Quite beautiful…happy to look at them via your photos!

  10. PreciousKD says:

    Wow..these are beautiful flowers, and you capture them well!

  11. Malar says:

    beautiful but poisonous? what a scary flower……But it's so pretty!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I love daphne, which does best in part sun/shade. It likes rich soil and good drainage. Many common plants are poisonous and believe me, the fragrance is worth it. Good to plant near a door or walkway

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