The Q&A Archives: berries on sarcococca

Question: Are the berries on the sarcococca ruscifolia poision? We have small children and can't seem to find the answer.

Answer: I cannot find any reference to Sarcococca ruscifolia on any list of poisonous plants. However, just because a plant is not listed as poisonous doesn't mean it is edible. I'd caution the children not to consume the berries. Here's a helpful website from Cornell Univeristy if you're ever concerned about the toxicity of a plant:

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