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Poinciana, Red Bird of Paradise
  Poinciana, Red Bird of Paradise April 14, 2014
national flower of the Caribbean island of Barbados All seeds of Caesalpinia are poisonous. seeds of some species are edible before the seed reach maturity Poinciana, Red Bird of Paradise
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Sandbox Tree
  Sandbox Tree March 02, 2014
Sandbox Tree
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Papaya
  Papaya March 02, 2014
Papayas can be used as a food, a cooking aid and in traditional medicine. The stem and bark may be used in rope production. Papaya
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Mandragora Turcomanica
  Mandragora Turcomanica August 01, 2013
Mandragora Turcomanica
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Esselean
Wild Tobacco
  Wild Tobacco July 21, 2012
Wild Tobacco has become a widespread invasive weed in Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawai‘i, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Réunion Island, Mauritius, Madagascar, Australia, India and several southern African countries. Handling the plants can cause irritation and nausea. The dust from the plant can cause respiratory problems if exposure is prolonged. Because of its ability to affect human health and because of its aggressive and fast growing character it is illegal in some Wild Tobacco
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Monkshood
  Monkshood July 21, 2012
Monkshood
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Wild Iris
  Wild Iris June 23, 2012
Wild Iris
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Cypress Spurge
  Cypress Spurge June 08, 2012
The milky sap of this plant is toxic, and may cause blindness if it comes in contact with the eye. Sheep can surprisingly eat this with no problem, but not horses or cattle. Cypress Spurge
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Poison Ivy
  Poison Ivy June 05, 2012
Toxin; Urushiol Order of Sapinadales Poison Ivy
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White Bryony
  White Bryony June 05, 2012
B. dioica is generally toxic to humans. The seed of this vine, is said to be edible. White Bryony
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Hemp Dogbane
  Hemp Dogbane June 26, 2011
a hyperaccumulator used to sequester lead in its biomass. used as a source of fiber by Native Americans, to make hunting nets, fishing lines, clothing, and twine. Apocynum cannabinum Hemp Dogbane
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Creeping Spurge
  Creeping Spurge May 15, 2011
Creeping Spurge
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White Baneberry
  White Baneberry May 05, 2011
Although harmless to birds, Baneberry is very poisonous to humans. It is a heart relaxer that can cause you to have a heart attack. The berries are the most poisonous part. White Baneberry
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DESERT ROSE
  DESERT ROSE May 04, 2011
DESERT ROSE
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Aegolin
Aegolin
Tread Softly
  Tread Softly April 30, 2011
Has stiff hairs that can inflict an irritating and painful rash on those who contact it and worse on those particularly susceptible. Tread Softly
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Cashew Fruit
  Cashew Fruit March 25, 2011
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hellebore
  hellebore January 19, 2011
hellebore
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bittersweet nightshade
  bittersweet nightshade November 07, 2010
The berries of this plant are a food source for many species of birds. It has also been used as a herbal remedy for allergies and herpes. However, there have also been some reported fatal poisonings as a result of ingestion likely due to a poison called solanine found in the plant. [[]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_dulcamara[[]] bittersweet nightshade
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Taube Lace Cap Hydrangea
  Taube Lace Cap Hydrangea October 09, 2010
Hydrangea flowers bloom from early spring through late fall. The coloration depends on the pH of the soil. Acidic soil will produce flowers which appear to be blue, neutral pH will produce pale petals, and alkaline soils produce flowers which appear pink to purple. The hydrangea is known as a hyperaccumulator and the change in pigment depends on the amount of aluminum ions present in the soil. The roots and leaves of certain Hydrangea species are known to have some medicinal value. However, it i Taube Lace Cap Hydrangea
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Tansy
  Tansy August 22, 2010
Tansy is considered to be invasive to many areas across the United States and can cause liver damage to cattle and horses. However, it has many natural gardening benefits. It makes an effective insecticide. It is also used in companion planting with cucumbers, squash, roses, and berries. The flowers and leaves have medicinal value. However, in higher doses it is extremely toxic. Its Wikipedia page also points out Tansy's "emmenagogue effects, to bring on menstruation or end an unwanted pre Tansy
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variegated spurge, whitemargined spurge
  variegated spurge, whitemargined spurge August 21, 2010
This annual shrub is native to parts of North America with
temperate climates. It grows to be anywhere between
18-24" (45-60 cm)in height with bloom times from mid
Summer to early Fall. Beware of this plant if you have any
allergies to rubber. The plant is also toxic if ingested.
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orbia+marginata&mode=sciname&submit.x=0
variegated spurge, whitemargined spurge
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Impala Lily
  Impala Lily July 10, 2010
This member of the Apocynaceae family was given this name by Johann Friedrich Klotzsch in 1861. It is found in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland, growing in sandy or other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The flowers are from white to white and red Cultivation: Adenium multiflorum grows well in warm, well-drained situations where the soil is sandy. In the garden they are not plants for cold or damp areas. They are ideal subjects for a dr Impala Lily
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Sego Palm
  Sego Palm July 09, 2010
Medicinal Uses: The leaves are used in the treatment of cancer and hepatoma. The terminal shoot is astringent and diuretic. The seed is emmenagogue, expectorant, and tonic. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism. Substances extracted from the seeds are used to inhibit the growth of malignant tumors Food Uses: Seed - raw or cooked. They can be dried and ground into a powder then mixed with brown rice and fermented into 'date miso' or 'sotetsu miso'. The heart or pith of the trunk is sliced an Sego Palm
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Cacao
  Cacao July 09, 2010
The first Europeans to encounter cacao were Christopher Columbus and his crew in 1502, when they captured a canoe at Guanaja that contained a quantity of mysterious-looking “almonds.” The first real European knowledge about chocolate came in the form of a beverage which was first introduced to the Spanish at their meeting with Moctezuma in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in 1519. Cortez and others noted the vast quantities of this beverage that the Aztec emperor consumed, and how it was carefu Cacao
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Tower of Jewels
  Tower of Jewels July 09, 2010
Cultivation: does best in well-draining arid, neutral sandy soil in a sunny location. Red bugloss is hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees C). It self-sows freely so deadhead spent flowers if you do not wish to have any volunteer plants next season. This is a fast growing tall plant so provide stake for support. Tenerife bugloss is low maintenance; deer would not go near it. It is monocarpic and will produces many seeds before it dies. USDA Hardiness Zones : 9-11 Propagation: From Se Tower of Jewels
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Anthurium
  Anthurium July 09, 2010
Cultivation: Like other Aroids, many species of Anthurium can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates in shady spots. They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter. In milder climates the plants can be grown in pots of soil. Indoors plants thrive at temperatures between 60-72 °F / 16-22 °C and at lower light than other house plants. Wiping the leaves off with water will remove any dust and insects. Plant in pots with good root systems will benefit from a weak fertiliz Anthurium
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Japanese pittosporum
  Japanese pittosporum July 08, 2010
This genus, Pittosporum, contains over 200 species of trees and shrubs native to the tropical regions of the world and most in the southern hemisphere. It was classified by Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820, who was perhaps the most famous of all the early plant explorers and among the founders of the Horticultural Society of London. He named it from the Greek for pitch and seed referring to the sticky seed coat. Carl Thunberg of the Dutch East India Company identified but incorrectly classified this Japanese pittosporum
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Angel’s Trumpet
  Angel’s Trumpet July 06, 2010
It has been used as an admixture plant in ayahuasca brews as well as in poisons and medicines in S. America Brugmansia suaveolens is widely used amongst the Ingano and Siona Indians of the warmer Amazon lowlands. It is used as a medicine and a narcotic. Plants containing atropine and scopolamine have also been used for centuries in other parts of the world and the alkaloids themselves have been used in modern western medicines for over one hundred years. Medicinal Uses: This plant has been use Angel’s Trumpet
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Split Leaf Philodenron
  Split Leaf Philodenron July 06, 2010
Windowleaf was formerly grown in greenhouses in England for the edible fruits, called cerimans or monsteras, and is still cultivated for that purpose (outdoors) in parts of Central America, Australia, California and South Florida. Plants need especially ideal conditions, consisting of high humidity, constantly warm temperatures and bright, indirect light, before they will produce fruit. Plants cultivated for fruit are usually grown on the ground in half shade, like pineapple Medicinal Uses: The Split Leaf Philodenron
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Trout Lily
  Trout Lily July 03, 2010
Medicinal Uses: Trout Lily is used in alternative medicine as contraceptive, diuretic, emetic, emollient, febrifuge, stimulant. The leaves and bulb are crushed and used to dress wounds and reduce swellings, for scrofula and other skin problems. A medicinal tea made from the root and leaf is said to reduce fever and fainting, tea also taken for ulcers, tumors and swollen glands The plant was also used medicinally to heal ulcers and as a contraceptive. The plant is believed to be mildly emetic an Trout Lily
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