berries on sarcococca - Knowledgebase Question

ferndale, WA
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Question by jasonowens
August 10, 2005
Are the berries on the sarcococca ruscifolia poision? We have small children and can't seem to find the answer.

Answer from NGA
August 10, 2005
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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