So dangerous and mysterious as to unleash the imagination of countless writers, poets and novelists, this flower also inspired late 1800s Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli, who wrote a poem about two novices, Maria and Rachele, who fear and admire the poisonous flower thus risking their lives:
“… The flower has like a honey
that intoxicates the air; its vapor that wets
the soul of a sweet and cruel oblivion. "
The #LiteraryGardens with Gabriele Morandi deal with such an innocent and evil flower.
Art & Nature in the Boboli Gardens
Natural treasures, architectural beauty and daily activities within a garden that always renews its seasonal cycles in keeping with tradition