Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dangerous plants at polyclinic, says STOMPer

Dangerous plants at polyclinic, says STOMPer
STOMPer HCC is worried that these plants which are growing out the Bukit Batok Polyclinic is dangerous, particularly to children.

The STOMPer explained in his email to STOMP that the leaves have sharp spines on the margins and children playing amongst them might injure themselves on the spines.

The STOMPer wrote:

These two pictures were taken outside the Bukit Batok Polyclinic at Bt Batok West Ave 3.

"This plant, Agave angustifolia, bears yellow flowers on a 3m tall pinnacle.

"It is a rosette forming plant with spirally arranged leaves that emerge from a centre stem. The leaves are succulent and have sharp spines on the margins.

"Many female patients bring along their kids when they came to consult the doctors.

"Some of the children played outside the premises and if they were not careful they could injure themselves as the spines can cause painful abrasions on the skin.

"I hope the authorities could fence up these dangerous plants or a fortiori, replace these plants with hibiscus or crinum lilies."

Dangerous plants at polyclinic, says STOMPer

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