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Lilium martagon


Posted by Swissblad on Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:52 am

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We were delighted to find these Turks-cap or Martogon Lillies in our vicinity this morning. 
Their scarcity appears to be attributed (in part) due to grazing by Roe deer - as it may assist in reducing labour pains.....?

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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:52 am
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A nice find and view, complete with bug of this pretty species. Interesting about the deer, if true. It is also very toxic to cats and can cause liver failure even if they just brush against them and then lick the pollen off their fur.

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by Swissblad on Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:57 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
A nice find and view, complete with bug of this pretty species.  Interesting about the deer, if true.  It is also very toxic to cats and can cause liver failure even if they just brush against them and then lick the pollen off their fur.  

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Hi Carol

Wiki documents that these lilies are difficult to find in central EU due to over grazing by deer.....not sure about the obstetrical aid.....although there are old reports of Swiss dairy farmers using the plant to assist with post-partum explosion of the placenta in their cattle.

Cats (and at times, dogs) seem to be very sensitive to a number of toxins..including widely used bug repellants..very complex liver mechanisms at play. Always pays to be cautious.

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by Tom Whelan on Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:54 pm
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Beautiful image - attractive flowers, nice soft light, and spider (?).
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by Swissblad on Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:37 pm
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Tom Whelan wrote:
Beautiful image - attractive flowers, nice soft light, and spider (?).


Thanks Tom - yes, there is a spider on the unopened bud....;)
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:59 pm
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Swissblad wrote:
Carol Clarke wrote:
A nice find and view, complete with bug of this pretty species.  Interesting about the deer, if true.  It is also very toxic to cats and can cause liver failure even if they just brush against them and then lick the pollen off their fur.  

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Hi Carol

Wiki documents that these lilies are difficult to find in central EU due to over grazing by deer.....not sure about the obstetrical aid.....although there are old reports of Swiss dairy farmers using the plant to assist with post-partum explosion of the placenta in their cattle.

Cats (and at times, dogs) seem to be very sensitive to a number of toxins..including widely used bug repellants..very complex liver mechanisms at play. Always pays to be cautious.

Best, S


Well said, my friend.

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