Episode #300 | Original Air Date: April 23, 2021
If you think poisonous plants are found only in a witch’s brew, think again. A number of common Florida landscape plants are poisonous to people and pets.
Angel’s trumpet and oleander are widely planted because of their beautiful flowers. But eating any part of these plants can cause serious illness or death.
Eating just three or four seeds from the ornamental Castor Bean could be fatal.
Even the widely planted sago can be poisonous for pets.
The key is to be aware that there may be poisonous plants in your landscape . Try using the FFL Toxic Plant App to learn more. If a poisoning is ever suspected, contact your poison control center immediately.
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