Re: Tithonia rotundifolia (Mexican Sunflower)
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Posted by Newt on September 01, 2003 at 23:15:42:
In Reply to: Tithonia rotundifolia (Mexican Sunflower) posted by Cheri on August 29, 2003 at 17:18:44:
: While researching Tithonia rotundifolia (Mexican Sunflower) I found reference to it being called "clavel del muerto" which is Spanish for Carnation of Death. I can't find any information as to why. Does anyone know??
I searched the Cornell University database of poisonious plants and several others, as well as google.com, and I find no reference to it being poisonious. I suspect that the flower is used in ceremonies that relate to death or at funerals.
Do let us know if you find out for sure.
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