Locust Tree Berries - Are They Poisonous? - Knowledgebase Question

State College, PA
Question by jkushner
August 9, 2000
I have a locust tree which flowers in the spring and then gets berries which turn bright orange by fall.
Are the flowers or berries poisonous? I have a toddler who eats everything.


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Answer from NGA
August 9, 2000

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Locust (Robinia) bark, leaves and seeds are poisonous if ingested. Here are two websites that list poisonous plants. Poisonous plants in Canada (many grow here as well) http://res.agr.ca/brd/poisonpl... and
http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/p... from Cornell University.

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