Fragrant Frangipani

The tricky little flower of two names, Frangipani aka Plumeria, releases most of its scent after dark to lure moths. The nighttime pollinators are duped into transferring pollen by the blooms, as there is no nectar available.

Treasured for its beauty in tropical climates around the globe, the entire Apocynaceae family hides another secret; a poisonous, milky sap. Once again proving that looks aren’t everything…

Categories: Nature Notes

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