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Please help me: what kind of flower is this?

Could someone enlighten me with info on this flower? I dun really know what it is and how to take care? Thank you so much

[img]https://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/578887_457439020942761_955962346_n.jpg[/img]

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I found this still sitting in unanswered posts. I couldn't believe no one ID'd it; it is so distinctive looking. So mainly I am bumping your post, to get some more eyes on it.

But I went looking. Does it grow kind of vining? The closest I found was solandra maxima, called chalice vine, Hawaiian lily, cup of gold vine, etc.

[img]https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fByoXlXcArE/SPDVDuqqiCI/AAAAAAAAAak/6wIl_9M8vEw/s400/chalice+vine+2.JPG[/img]

Here's a little more about it, with more pics:

https://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?uid=Solandra_grandiflora

I'm not totally sure that's it, but as I look at my picture right under yours, I think maybe so... anyone else?
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The flowers look like datura. It's very dangerous if it is. DO NOT CONSUME!

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Beecmcneil wrote:The flowers look like datura. It's very dangerous if it is. DO NOT CONSUME!
...sorry, but far away from datura...
...I have them at home...
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yeah, the flower is "far away" from datura... I would stay "far away" from consuming anything that looks even remotely like datura...

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It looks like cup of gold or chalice vine to me.
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Ah. just don't consume and keep children and pets away from it... FAR AWAY from it both datura and chalice vine are poisonous. and may be fatal. like I said I would stay far away from anything that looks even remotely like datura. and I'm glad I would because regardless of which plant it is, it could friggin kill you or your child or pet. definitely not something to be messed with.
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Well, I can't even see the original picture any more. It was posted last summer and the OP hasn't been back. The picture I am seeing is the one I posted which is just something I found on line. It looked like the OP one and I believe it is the same, but I can't say that for sure, especially now that the OP one is gone.

I do believe as I said, that my picture (and therefore probably OP's original one) is cup of gold/ chalice vine/ Solandra. And yes it is toxic. Lots of people have toxic flowers in their yard with no problem, but it is good to know, especially if you have pets or small children that may put things in their mouth.
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Atropine Sulfate is a produced from Datura is an important ingredient in Dristan, if they still make it, as well as other cold meds designed to dry your snoot. I have used Datura in very small amounts as a decongestant.

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