Toxicity of Ornamental Plants
Thu Nov 4 19:46:10 EST 1993
In article <czsCFvHrJ.Iro at netcom.com> czs at netcom.com (Christian Smith) writes:
>Anyone know a source of info on the toxicity of ornamentals, e.g. if my
>son ingests some what are the ramifications?
> Christian Smith
It depends on which ornamentals you have. Dieffenbachia sp. are for example
only slightly toxic, with an anaesthetic effect. Oleander spp. are
exceedingly poisonous, and one leave will apparently drop an adult. There are
various popular books around about the toxicity of plants, at least in
Australia. Have a look around.
Still, It might be a good idea to get the scientific names of the plants for
more specific responses.
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