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Aug 24, 2012 9:04 PM CST
The bloom is interesting .. the leaves are gorgeous.
Is the fruit edible?
Aug 25, 2012 8:36 AM CST
|No, unfortunately Marilyn, the berries are not edible, in fact they are even poisonous! But I find the plant very beautiful too!|
Interesting is that it goes dormant in the summer and the first leaves emerge in Autumn, stay green and beautiful all winter long, frost doesn't seem to bother it, and then bloom in spring.
Aug 25, 2012 11:49 AM CST
I did go online and research it and saw that it is toxic. Too bad, as it is so beautiful..
I think it might be a danger to animals and small children.
Thanks for posting this interesting plant. Wonder if we have it here in the states?
Aug 26, 2012 2:29 AM CST
|So far I have never heard of a case of poisoning of pets or humans, but I guess young children would find the berries attractive so cautiousness is needed.|
Animals normally do have a natural instinctive knowledge of toxic plants and would avoid them.
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