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Monday, June 20, 2016

One more reason never to go to Florida

Florida is the only Southern state I have not visited. Now I understand why I never should. Thank you, YKWIA, for this video of the deadly Manchineel tree. We have found the Dark Young of the Woods.

1 comment:

Bob said...

For what it's worth, the Manchineel tends to grow in the parts of Florida with the least visitors - - mangrove swamps along the SW coast and into the Keys, the drainage basin of the Everglades. I'm a Florida native, lived there 17 years, and have never seen one. You're far more likely to encounter one on a cruise to the Caribbean or Mexico.

A plant much closer to your home in KY is the Giant Hogweed. It's possible that KY has none, but it is spreading slowly through the US.