4 responses to “Solanum pyracanthos”

  1. Hollis

    Wow! I listened to the sonicating bees, and that’s exactly the sound that bumblebees make when I “trap” them gently in a dish towel to take them out of the house. So maybe it’s the sound of a frustrated bee. Thanks for the link.

  2. marilyn brown

    In the home where we used to live, there was a bank of pyracantha bushes all along the driveway. In the autumn it was spectacular, and for the holidays it provided us with all the cheerful red berries we wanted for indoor decorations. However, it was also a thicket of dangerous spines, and I had seasonal gashes to prove it. My Sunset Garden Book gives it the nickname “fire bush,” but I like that you connect it to “porcupine” !

  3. Wendy Cutler

    Gosh, only two comments for this great creepy photo and wonderfully interesting writeup. I loved the Leonard Lab website videos.

  4. Trella

    Thanks for sharing this Wendy. It is fascinating!

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