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Poisonous Plants: Beware for Kids!

Poisonous Plants: Beware for Kids!

Did you know that if your adventurous toddler eats even just a few berries from the ornamental Daphne plant, it could kill her?

Or that rhubarb leaves are fatal?

Now that we’re planning and planting our gardens, you need to know the plants to avoid if you have young children. Find out what they are and keep your family safe, here:

Texas A&M University: Poisonous Plants
University of California Healthcare; Poisonous Plants

Read more: Home, Children, Health & Safety

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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7:40AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013


2:38AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Thank you

5:44AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

6:15PM PST on Jan 11, 2013

Teach your child. We learn not to eat the leaves of the rhubarb and just the stems. we also learned not to eat wild mushrooms since mother wasn't aware of which was poisonous and which wasn't. Teach your child not to eat wild plants as many edibles have poisonous look-a-likes, unless you know which is poisonous and which isn't, then teach them not to eat them without your say so..

4:30PM PST on Jan 11, 2013

thanks, there are some so nice and good smelling ,b ut not less poisoning.

8:35AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

thank you

8:48AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

good reminders

3:50PM PST on Dec 13, 2012


8:56AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:37AM PST on Dec 12, 2012

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

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