Sunday, April 24, 2011

Poisonous Plants - Sunday, April 24, 2011

A great place to start learning plants is with the poisonous plants. Always be 100% sure of your identification and NEVER, ever use any plant that you are unsure about.

Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

The most toxic wild plants in our area:

  • Pacific Yew (Taxus brevifolia)
  • Death Camas (Zygadenus venenosus)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  • Larkspurs (Delphinium sp.)
  • Water Hemlock (Cicuta douglasii)
  • Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanum)
  • False Hellebore (Veratrum spp.)
  • Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa)
  • Acconite (Aconitum sp.)
  • Baneberry (Actea Rubra)
  • Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  • Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum)

I ordered Common Poisonous Plant and Mushrooms of North America by Nancy Turner along with Foundations of Health: Healing with Herbs and Food by Christopher Hobbs. I admit that I am addicted to books; not the worst addiction to have.

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