The Q&A Archives: Lenten Rose, Is It Poison, What Is The Effect On Deer?

Question: Lenten Rose, Is it poison, what effect does it have on deer?

Answer: Helleborus orientalis, the Lenten Rose, is not bothered by deer. As a matter of fact, they stay away from it. This plant is considered toxic only if large quantities are eaten; symptoms include burning of mouth and throat, salivation, vomiting, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nervous symptoms, depression.

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