Posted: 13/06/2015 at 12:34
trevor, should we warn people about the danger of eating rhubarb leaves too? highly toxic plants are everwhere....probably most plants carry some threat
we did debate aconitum some months ago with mixed views. You prob under estimate how much people are aware.
I grow 3 varieties of aconitum.....they are beautiful plants, they are grown well away from pathways and from being touched. I often inform visitors that aconitum is poisonous if eaten but I would not be without them.
far more dangerous, as far as I am concerned, are yuccas,,pyracantha, brambles, etc. I learned recently of someone who actually lost an eye bending down onto his yucca. I caught my face on a pyracantha thorn and how many of us have risked our eyesight on those lomg bramble runners?