Poisonous plants present all year round Cherry laurel: (Prunus laurocerasus) This hedging plant is often used in gardens and public parks. Be careful how you dispose of hedge cuttings as the most common cause of dogs being poisoned by the plant is from eating or chewing these leaves. Is PrunusRead More →

Brazilian wandering spider The Guinness Book of World Records considers the Brazilian wandering spider the most venomous in the world. Hundreds of bites are reported annually, but a powerful anti-venom prevents deaths in most cases. Are there any poisonous spiders in the UK? False widow spiders are the most poisonousRead More →

They do the most damage in the caterpillar—or larval—stage. They are pale green with white and black markings, plus a horn-like protrusion stemming from their rear. (Don’t worry, they aren’t able to sting or bite!) How do you treat hornworm moths? Maintain them at room temperature and expose them toRead More →

While it’s not recommended for you or your pets to consume this plant, there are no toxic parts. One concern of ingestion, especially in larger quantities, is calcium oxalate. This substance is a leading cause of kidney stones and found in a wide range of garden plants. Are red hotRead More →

Description/Taste Blackthorn berries have a very tart, acidic, earthy, and bitter taste when fresh. If left on the plant and harvested after the first frost, the astringent nature will lessen and become subtly sweet. Can you eat sloe berries? Sloes are in the same family as plums and cherries soRead More →

The milky sap or latex of Euphorbia plant is highly toxic and an irritant to the skin and eye. … Three patients presented with accidental ocular exposure to the milky sap of Euphorbia species of recent onset. The initial symptoms in all cases were severe burning sensation with blurring ofRead More →

Yarrow can be found in North America, Asia, and Europe. As a perennial herb, it has healing properties that people find beneficial. However, for canines who like to graze on and eat plants, the effects can be toxic. Ingestion of the plant can cause your pet to become quite ill.Read More →

Lethal doses of strychnine are generally accepted as 1 to 2 mg/kg , although death has been reported at lower doses, and survival has been documented with significantly higher doses . Does strychnine have a bitter taste? Strychnine is a potent neurotoxin that elicits a distinct bitter taste. Is strychnosRead More →

Tulips. Behind the rose, the tulip is the country’s most popular cut flower. But unfortunately, tulips are toxic to cats. The bulbs are the most toxic part but any part of the plant can be harmful to your cat, so all tulips should be kept well away. What was lungwortRead More →

Sloes are too bitter and sour to eat raw, but taste superb when preserved. They have an intense plum taste. … Preserve them as sloe gin, sloe wine, sloe jelly, sloe syrup, and sloe plum cheese. A spoonful of sloe jelly can be added to plum pies or used inRead More →