Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Red Car Property Meadow: Hummingbird With A Tree Tobacco Habit

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 25, 2014.  There's a large hummingbird who's claimed the Tree Tobacco plant at the edge of the Red Car Property Meadow & the last house on Corralitas.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Tree Tobacco, (Nicotiana glauca) is highly toxic to animals & people according to California Poison Control, CalFlora & ASPCA, yet this hardy hummingbird can be seen drinking from the flowers daily.

 Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control on the issue of toxicity.  We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.