Angel’s Trumpet

This gallery contains 2 photos. This is an angelic misnomer; the beautiful but poisonous Angel’s Trumpet aka Datura has unusually long, drooping flowers that are “customized” for the swordbill, a species of hummingbird whose bill is four inches long — and longer than its body!

Orange-Datura

These two cultivars were photographed in the Stanley Park Rock Garden in the early evening of July 6. No swordbill hummingbird was seen drinking the nectar from either, though — it’s a Brazilian native, and would be quite far from home to feast.

Pink-Daturas

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