Toothache Plant

Toothache Plant

The red-and-yellow buttons of the toothache plant poke out of lush, dark-green foliage and appear rather strange-looking — the sort of thing you might see in Alice in Wonderland. If you came across it for the first time in its native Amazon, where it is known as “jambu,” you would almost certainly avoid it — its bold colors suggest a little bit (or a lot) of danger.
February 10, 2017 by Robert Laing