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Coral Bean Legume Pods   1 comment

Bean pods (1 of 1) blogCoral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) Legume Pods Image by kenne

All parts of the coral bean plant are poisonous, but the red beans, which is how the plant gets its name, are by far the most highly toxic. This plant contains Erythrina alkaloids, which include the curare-like beta-erythroidine. This plant is common to many of the mountain foothills surrounding Tucson. These pods were photographed in the Maiden Pools area of Ventana Canyon, February 20, 2015.


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