Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it's actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing. — Meghan Markle
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Cyclamen cyprium, endemic to Cyprus and flowering on my bedroom windowsill. Wish the macro on my phone camera was better! #cyclamen#cyprium#cyprusflora
Heliotropium Europaeum. Also known as: Common Heliotrope, Potato weed, European Heliotrope, Caterpillar weed ⏺️The name Heliotropium comes from Greek "Helios" (sun) and "trope" (turning to). Because its flower spikes turn towards the sun, a characteristic known as heliotropism (Greek); ⏺️The plant is called "caterpillar weed" because the flower spikes look like green caterpillars. ⏺️ Poisonous. Heliotropium europaeum contains Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids. ⏺️Heliotropium europaeum may be fatal to sheep and cattle that eat it. They get a disease called the 'yellows,' enzootic jaundice or hemolytic jaundice, which is a result of copper toxicosis. Death may ensue from 2 weeks to more than 2 years after poisoning.
Spartium junceum. Also called Spanish broom, rush broom.
⏺️ The epithet "junceum" comes from Latin, meaning "rush-like", referring to the shoots, which show a passing resemblance to those of the rush genus Juncus.
⏺️ Seeds can remain viable in soil for more than 80 years.
⏺️ Spartium Junceum has grass-shaped stem and small leaves to reduce transpiration and to increase its tolerance to drought stress, whereas the root is well developed and ramified. The leaves of the spices have thick cuticles with a waxy layer and the plant produces oils that reduce evapotranspiration, which also reduces the temperature of the plant’s microenvironment
⏺️An essential oil (known as genet absolute) is obtained from the flowers, it is used in perfumery.
⏺️Genet Absolute, is composed of exotically sweet, honeyed rose-like floral notes.
⏺️Spartium Junceum has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, that form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. This nitrogen can be used by the growing plant and other plants growing nearby