The Q&A Archives: Poisionous Fruit??

Question: Do you consider the berries of Ilex sp., (ie, dwf. Burford Holly) to be a poisionous plant?

Answer: Fred,

Berries of Ilex species are generally considered to be in toxicity Category 3 - plants usually produce only mild to moderate stomach upset. However the quantity of berries eaten can significantly affect the severity of symptoms.

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