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Old 26-04-2006, 10:43 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Default list of poisonous plants

"H Ryder" wrote in message
I know that lots of plants are described as "poisonous" when in fact they
just give you a bit of a bad tummy, whilst others can be fatal. I have
children so am trying to rid the garden of anythign fatal to them but do
mind the "bad tummy" plants. Does anyone know where I can find out just
poisonous plants are? Am especially interested in Daphnes as I'd love to
have one but have avoided getting one as they seem "very poisonous" but I
not sure of this. Also please let me know of any common plant which is
to children - I know of Lords and Ladies (Acorus calamus ) and nightshade
but am not sure of others. (I also know that I can tell them not to eat
anything but that does not work in a garden full of raspberries etc - they
know that they can eat some stuff )

Dieffenbachia (dumb cane), renders the mouth particularly sore, and the
victim incapable of speech for some time, hence its common name. It is not
recommended to put any in the Mother-in-law's salad, or feed it to screaming
kids during the world cup, that would be really naughty.