All Things Gardening forum: Do the thorns on bells of ireland contain a toxin?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Nov 12, 2017 8:21 PM CST
Bells Of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)

Someone told me that bells of ireland have thorns and that they are toxic if they prick you? I have never heard of that, does anyone know?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 12, 2017 8:29 PM CST
I had Bells of Ireland in CA. I got pricked all the time (I hate those things). I'm still here.
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