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Jul 23, 2018 3:20 PM CST
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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?
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Jul 29, 2018 9:31 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
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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.
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