Thursday, September 18, 2014

The White Ghost





Meet the White Ghost. Or more properly known as Crested Euphorbia Lactea. It looks like a huge white fan. It lacks the ability to respond to chlorophyll tissues, so cannot turn green. And all parts of it are poisonous. So beware the White Ghost....BOO!

“At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. “A ghost!” they said, crying out in terror.”

Matthew 14

24 comments:

Ruth Kelly said...

Wow, I've never seen any plant like it.

crafty cat corner said...

That is just beautiful, I love the pink edged one.
Briony
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Ann said...

That is absolutely fascinating. So pretty.

From the Kitchen said...

Sometimes I'm just amazed what grows among us. Beautiful!!

Yes, we are supporters of the CSO.

Best,
Bonnie

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, that is beautiful...i've never seen one before!

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, that is beautiful...i've never seen one before!

Sandra said...

this is stunning, never seen or heard of one... the flower looks like a cactus, but the leaves/stem look like bamboo.. weird and wonderful.. love it

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, that is one wild looking plant!

Blackberry Lane said...

What a unique plant! Have a nice weekend.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, I have never seen one of these plants. Beautiful in an interesting way. Thanks for sharing it. Love that Scripture to go with it. Have a fine weekend!

Filip and Kristel said...

It is certainly a strange flower. Looks even a bit scary.

Greetings,
Filip

SquirrelQueen said...

What an unusual plant, I have never seen or heard of this one before. It is perfect for Halloween.

Jeanne said...

That is so different! Love your header - very creative!

Roan said...

Deadly but beautiful. I couldn't keep one around. Fergus would eat it.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...this is amazing. Never heard of it or never have seen one before. Thanks for enlightening us all.

Lady Jane said...

Now that is a Boo-ti-ful plant....

DeniseinVA said...

Stunning Ginny, I've never seen anything or heard of this before. Thank you so much for introducing it to us. Quite a plant!

LV said...

You do an excellent job finding so many neat things to share with us. Never heard of this.

Rose said...

It is beautiful...even if it is poisonous.

LC said...

That is a new plant for me. Totally appropriate with Halloween on the wauy, but where did you see it?

EG CameraGirl said...

First time I've seen a White Ghost!

Dee said...

Beautiful...nature is so full of amazing things.

reana claire said...

Very awesome! Thanks for sharing this.. first time I have seen it!

Small Kucing said...

it's so pretty..why they call it white ghost. ...it's like a fairy