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Next one in the Poison series: Cicuta

Taken from the Wildflower Folklore website [link]
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This sinister wildflower is one of the great poisons of the plant world. It is similar in appearance to Queen Anne’s Lace, but usually found in wet woodlands, which is the reason for “Water” in the name. It is also a close relative of another poisonous hemlock called simply “ Poison Hemlock” which is the deadly herb with which the famous execution of Socrates was carried out in ancient Greece. Other common names for water hemlock are Cowbane, False Parsley, Poison Parsnip, and Muskrat Weed. It is described as the “most violently poisonous plant of the North Temperate Zone.” All parts of the plant are poisonous, but seeds and roots are supposed to be particularly deadly. If this plant is ingested (and people have often confused it with herbs such as dill), its symptoms begin with nausea and quickly advance to a violent convulsive attach on the nervous system. The victim is dead approximately 15 to 20 minutes after ingestion. These symptoms and results have been described since ancient times. The toxin carried by the plant is called Ciutoxins. And most people are shocked to hear that this deadly plant is very common today in eastern woodlands, and should be avoided at all costs.

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Photoshop CS2 and Painter X, Wacom Intuos 2, references used for just about everything. Some photo textures incorporated for the foliage. It's a bit scruffy actually, might neaten it up when I can be bothered.
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Alluring fantasy with beautiful details. Cicuta by =acidlullaby ( Featured by JunkbyJen )
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Gorgeous painting!
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Oooo nice
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This piece is so captivating that I can't stop staring at it.  Very well done!!!!
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wOw awesome..nice dev art
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Awesome!
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I'm speechless...this is beyond amazing!
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Fantastic artwork! :thumbsup:
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love the mood
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Awesome ;)
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..reminds me a little graphics of A.M.Mucha.. (:
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pretty
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Amazing. I can't stop looking at her, I meant it. Love the atmosphere.
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Amazing, love the green and this art is beautiful !!
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Beautiful as well as informative! Well done.
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teethkind Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Wow...I like how you used a lot of green in this one, even though the water aspect lends itself to blue. I absolutely love the way her leg is partially underwater.
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participial Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Stunning - it has a really fantastical feel. I really love the green, and the way her legs are partially submerged in the water. Beautiful work as always, and definitely deserving of the Daily Deviation!
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Just had to mention how the light displacement from the waters depth was done wonderfully.
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Love it!
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This is toxic!
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woow what a lovely artwork very nice :D
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This is stunning :)
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Wow this piece is stunning! One of thee MOST beautiful artwork pieces I've come across on this website by far.
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cool
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Great! I saw this a while ago and never forgot about. The colors, pose and the light reflections around her body are simple amazing! Now i see it fortunately again and can :+fav: it! Thanks for sharing!
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Wow, what color. What green! So beautiful and entrancing.
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Amazing
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Very good, I love the different tones of green.
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Hi !!^^
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awesome work :hug:
this is an amazing piece of work!
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omg it's beautiful
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this is awsome!!love the green!!
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wolf-in-spirit Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
beautiful!
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AlyonaMaksimova Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The way you did water... amazing :clap:
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AonikaArt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You heard it hundred times before, but it's just so beautiful that I can't just not mention it :aww:
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Lovely! You get the feeling from the piece, even without reading the description yet that she is sort of innocently dangerous.
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you carried the transition from above to below water perfectly
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Very pretty. I like the pose!
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It's absolutely beautiful! :iconclapplz:
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god this one is absolutely stunnning!
beatiful work!

take care
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Fantastic!
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Awsome work.
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This is absolutely beautiful.
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*_* great work!
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beautifull :hug: :love:
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Featured here [link] =D
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