Problem Plants in Your Yard
Wild Plants That Are Poisonous
Do you raise plants in your backyard that now and them you
nibble on in a salad? Remember always, anytime you want to eat
something that's wild: When in doubt, leave it out. Poisonous
doesn't mean deadly all the time, but who wants to get even
sick? This article may help you avoid problem plants.
Nightshade is recognizable by its purple and yellow flower.
Don't even handle a lot and then rub your eyes or put your
fingers to your mouth. Dogwood trees and flowers are poisonous,
we can ONLY EAT THE BERRIES. Houndstoungue, which looks like the
big dog's long tounge. Wild rose plant beyond the rose hips, IS
MOST mushrooms. Remember they're fungus. Actually, mushrooms
are the fruit of a fungus. Although only only about 1% will
cause death, quite a few more can cause sickness. There are
thousands of different mushrooms and other things that look like
'em, like toadstools, so don't eat ANY unless you are absolutely
sure they're safe. And, don't rely on the old notion that if you
cook 'em and they don't turn black, all's well. Mushrooms do
have some wonderful anti-oxidants, like ergothionome
RED elderberries are poisonous. The purple ones are okay.
Fertilizers and soil ammendments like man-made Ammonium Nitrate,
Hydrated Lime or even natural manure can be poisonous when
concentrated. Remember not to rub your eyes or touch your mouth
while working with these materials.
And yes, like mom always said, wash your hands before eating
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