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the Mescal Bean Tree
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Posted By: Bob Harris, 05-24-2013, 08:45 PM

The mescal bean tree is in full bloom at our campground, if you have never been around this blossom, it smells like purple kool aid or grape soda. Most parts of this plant are poisonous - especially the claret red seeds in the seed pods. Native Indians used the seeds as hallucinogenics. The blooms are about 5 to 8 inches in length. I posted a thread on the bloom itself, here is a view of the tree.

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05-24-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Very nice. Not sure I'd consider them as "abstract." I like the second as showing the tree, and the third as showing the flowers. Pretty.
Thanks for sharing.
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Very nice. Not sure I'd consider them as "abstract." I like the second as showing the tree, and the third as showing the flowers. Pretty.
Thanks for sharing.
thanks for the kind words, I didn't click on the selection, it should be nature I would assume.
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Good composition and colours.

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Gorgeous! Love the colours! Very nicely photographed. Thank you for sharing
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Looks a little like lilac and wisteria doesn't it? Pretty flower.
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Good composition and colours.
thank you EM, always appreciated.

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interesting tree, beautiful colour in the flowers.
cheers
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Gorgeous! Love the colours! Very nicely photographed. Thank you for sharing
thank you Tess, the smell is really something too.
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Looks a little like lilac and wisteria doesn't it? Pretty flower.
it really does seem similar Susan, but these are poisonous and actually smell better than lilac I think, more pungent I should say.
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interesting tree, beautiful colour in the flowers.
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It is a cheery sight to see in the desert CC.
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Interesting a place to take a trip and never leave the place ........
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Interesting a place to take a trip and never leave the place ........
Exactly.
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Hey Bob - a very nice look at a plant I don't recall seeing - great background, but given the toxic nature of these guys, I'll give 'em a wide birth . . . . . . as I've learned to do with cacti.

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Hey Bob - a very nice look at a plant I don't recall seeing - great background, but given the toxic nature of these guys, I'll give 'em a wide birth . . . . . . as I've learned to do with cacti.

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You're a wise man buddy, you know what and which to avoid. You'll live a long life.
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