poisonous plant

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poisonous plant

Pharmacognosy A plant capable evoking a toxic response and/or death. See Botanical toxicity, Herbal medicine.
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Mazzaferro's recommendation: "Before bringing a plant into the household, check the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control online list of poisonous plants. If it's on there, don't bring it into the house."
Mazzaferro's recommendation: "Before bringing a plant into household, check out the ASPCA Animal Poison Control [aspca.org] online list of poisonous plants, and don't bring these plants into the house."
Due to an artist's error in a certain well-known goat book (since corrected), hemlock (Tsuga) was included with a list of poisonous plants. Hemlocks of the Tsuga species are not poisonous.--J.D.

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