The Yin and Yang of the Peacock Flower

They brighten up any field or garden.

The peacock flower, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, comes in bright colors that easily stand out.

It can look delicate, yet its seeds can be poisonous and may have been used in traditional medicine as an abortifacient.

According to Eastern philosophy, everything has yin and yang. A bright side and a dark side, positive and negative, a dualism of seemingly opposite but complementary parts of a whole, balance.

A contrast in colors, a contrast in nature, one flower.

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