Geraniums and Pelargoniums forum→P. citrosum --is it really toxic?

Views: 738, Replies: 1 » Jump to the end
Ankara, Turkey (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Herbs Composter Seed Starter
Jul 23, 2018 3:20 PM CST
On different web sites I read contradicting statements about Pelargonium citrosum. Some say that it is edible like Pelargonium graveolens, while others (including this web site) claim that it is poisonous.

In fact, I happened to flavor my herbal teas every now and then with P. citrosum leaves, and I am still alive (I don't dismiss the possibility that my pelargonium might actually be P. graveolens).

Anyway, does anyone know about this for sure?
[Last edited by fahte - Jul 23, 2018 3:23 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1770277 (1)
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Jul 29, 2018 9:31 AM CST
It is listed as not toxic on the California Poison Control System.
It has been reported as toxic to dogs and cats.

A small amount to flavour teas should be okay.
It is not used in large quantities, as in a salad.

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Geraniums and Pelargoniums forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by IrisLilli and is called "Water Lily"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.