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Re: Need identification please

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Elaine!

Hi Sue, some other suggestions from our social media include:

Fritillaria imperialis (Crown imperial)
Lilium martagon (Turk's cap lily)
Angel's trumpet

I hope that helps? All the best, Nicola


  • Posted: Fri. 12th May 2017 05:43

Toxic plants

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi! Definitely good thinking to find out what is toxic, particularly with a little one soon to be roaming around. I have become extra sensitive to posionous plants as well since I have a 20 month old who loves to explore (with hands and mouth!) and LOVES to dig in the soil - she gets that from mummy! It is surprising how many common garden plants are poisonous. This list is certainly not complete but includes ones that come to mind right away. When I think of others, I will add to the list ASAP:
1. Aconitum (Monkshood) - lovely, hooded purple flowers but all parts of the plant are highly poisonous. Just a little bit ingested could be deadly.
2. Yew (Hard to believe, I know!) - leaves and seeds are highly toxic. The fleshy part of the red berries is harmless, the dark black seed inside is poisonous. Just as deadly as Aconitum.
3. Nerium oleander (Oleander) - Not too much of an issue for you - pretty tender for the UK and is bigger than you would probably want in your garden but a deadly plant nontheless.
4. Holly berries - One or two berries if eaten may cause an upset stomach. Eating more than 20 could be deadly (though this is not confirmed).
5. Euonymous berries, Lily of the Valley berries - both cause severe stomach upset, disorientation ,etc.
6. Euphorbia species - contact with sap may cause severe skin irritation. Poinsettia leaves (in the same genus) are quite poisonous.
7. Ricinus communis (Castor Oil Plant) - Ricin, found throughout the plant, is one of the most poisonous naturally occuring substances known.
8. Atropa belladonna Deadly nightshade) (not a popular garden plant but one to be aware of.
9. Brugmansia (Angel's Trumpet)- tender but it is grown in the UK. VERY hallucinogenic.
10. Conium maculatum (Hemlock) - not a garden plant but found growing throught the UK, usually along roadsides, at the edges of fields and in damp places. Usually fatal if ingested.
Well, that's probably the top 10 baddies.
I'll add more as I think of them.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Sun. 15th March 2009 21:53