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Are beautyberry bushes toxic to horses?
October 12, 2011
Are beautyberry bushes toxic to horses?
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Pruning non-native oleanders
September 28, 2011
I have an oleander that has become to "leggy". I read the pruning instructions, but where I want to prune, there are not any leaf nodes. Can I trim below at the base, or will I hurt the plant? I ...
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Could hickory leaves be used as seasoning from Waynesboro VA
September 17, 2011
I have a hickory tree. If I pull a leaf off and rip it then smell, there is a strong wonderful scent of hickory much like when I rip a mint leaf there is a strong smell of mint. So my question is, can...
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Plant identification in Georgia
September 14, 2011
I saw the same question that I was going to ask about the plant that folds its leaves at dusk, with sparse branches, rapid growth, small yellow flowers and long (whisker-like, but do not appear to be ...
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What to do if Mexican buckeye seeds are eaten
September 09, 2011
What to do if seeds of the Mexican buckeye are eaten? I didn't know they were toxic. Please let me know as soon as you can. Thank you
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Plant identification of tree in North Carolina
September 07, 2011
I live in North Carolina have found a tree on our property that has thorny branches and round fruit (perfectly round) with a fuzzy outer layer that starts out green but then turns yellow. The inside r...
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Is Purple Hopseed poisonous to dogs?
September 03, 2011
Is the Purple Hopseed plant safe for dogs? We would like to plant a hedge of the purple hopseed at my parents home. They are elderly and have a small (8lb.) dog that they just love so much..I would ...
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Plant identification for shrub in Florida
September 03, 2011
On our street we have ornamental shrub planted in the median that has small waxy green leaves, produces small fragrant white flowers, and red berries with white pulp and small seeds on the inside. Th...
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Identification of plant with red berries toxic to dogs
August 29, 2011
I recently retrieved my poor doggy from the Vet. He had eaten a berry from an invasive-commonly seen brushy plant growing along my neighbors fence line. We try to keep our side clear-but the small lar...
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Removing poison ivy in Cuba MO
August 27, 2011
I bought a home with a huge bed of hybrid iris but the bed is thick with poison ivy. If I cover myself head to toe to prevent getting it is there a way to clean the tubers so they will not be poison? ...
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Is Savannah Holly poisonous to burn in Hanahan, SC.?
August 20, 2011
Can you please tell me if the wood from a savannah holly bush is poisonous to burn?
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Is non-native cotoneaster poisonous to goats from Eureka CA
August 19, 2011
I have heard that cotoneaster is poisonous to goats and other animals. We are trying to get rid of it in our yard, but I was hoping we could use goats to eat it back. What are our options in removin...
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Sturdiness of non- native poisonous oleanders
August 16, 2011
We've seen a dozen different types of non-native plants in our yard perish in last winter's brutal freezes and this summer's record drought..which is good..except for the Oleanders, which nature ca...
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Getting rid of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac
July 30, 2011
How can I rid my yard of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac? I have tried roundup, poison ivy roundup and even a clorox solution and nothing seems to kill it, I keep seeing it come up. Any help ...
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What caused bump after walk in woods from Ontario
July 25, 2011
I recently went for a walk in the woods near a stream. When I got to the river my leg had a little bump. It wasn't itching. I got home, it swelled even bigger. Can you tell me what plant I bumped int...
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Are palm tree seeds toxic?
July 08, 2011
Are palm tree seeds toxic to other plants? I have palm trees around my pool and it seems that nothing will grow very good where the old seeds are in the ground.
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Fast-growing tree for horse arena in Southern California
July 06, 2011
I live in Trabuco Canyon, CA, and we just lost an old Sycamore in our horse arena. I would like to replace it with some thing that is fast growing, and will be able to withstand life around horses, o...
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Plants in wheelbarrow dying in Jacksonville, FL
June 22, 2011
I planted a wheelbarrow with daisies, petunias and black and blue salvia. the salvia is thriving, but the others died. Is the salvia toxic to them?
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Jimsonweed and its toxic nature
June 21, 2011
I purchased a Jimson weed plant at a local plant sale at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center this spring and was quite surprised at how quickly & large it grew. After the first round of flowers fa...
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Is Chilopsis linearis poisonous to dogs in Midland, TX?
June 04, 2011
Is any variety of Chilopsis linearis (particularly bubba bubba) poisonous to animals? I'm thinking about using it as a source of shade for multiple dog kennels in west Texas.
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Plants causing skin irritation in West Bend WI
May 26, 2011
Is there a list of plants that cause blistering in this area? I have a friend who gets it bad every year-I find no evidence of cow parsnip or poison ivy---thanks.
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Are banana plants poisonous to dogs in Metarie, LA?
May 25, 2011
Can a dog die from eating a banana plant that I have growing in my yard?
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is the rainbow Eucalyptus poisonous to horses in FL?
May 24, 2011
Is the Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree poisonous to horses?
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Food for a veiled chameleon in Columbus GA
May 20, 2011
Hi I own a Veiled Chameleon, and have been recently searching for different options as to live plant use for their cage. It has pretty much come down to using hibiscus plants and only hibicus plants. ...
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Is Thalia dealbata toxic to dogs?
May 16, 2011
A pond in a park frequented by dogs contains Thalia dealbata and I have seen numerous dogs eating the roots with relish, which we discourage, of course. They seem to really enjoy it though. Aft...
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Broad leaved evergreens for DC
May 06, 2011
We are looking for a flowering evergreen shrub, native to the mid-Atlantic, that grows in part shade but will tolerate full sun. We have been researching rhododendrons and azaleas but are concerned a...
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Are any cherry trees poisonous from Clovis CA?
April 30, 2011
Are there some cherry trees that are poisonous? if so, how do you identify them?
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Is the Texas buckeye as poisonous as the Ohio buckeye from Carrollton TX
April 10, 2011
Is the Texas buckeye as poisonous as Ohio Buckeye?
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Non-toxic Groundcover for North-Central Texas
April 07, 2011
I need a creeping ground cover for shade that is non-toxic to dogs. I had planned on Swedish ivy until I read it was toxic. Is Asian jasmine toxic? Or, do you have any suggestions?
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Failure to bloom of Eve's necklacepod in Austin
April 04, 2011
I have a young Eve's necklace that never blooms in the spring. I wonder every spring if this will be the year, but the blooms never come. Is there a reason for this? The tree is about three or fou...
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Is Nothoscordum bivalve (crow poison, false garlic) really poison
April 02, 2011
Your Native Plants Database notes that False Garlic (aka, Crow Poison), Nothoscordum bivalve, is poisonous. Many other sites also state this, but I have been unable to find a reference giving specifi...
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Allergy-causing plant in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area
March 17, 2011
Do you know what is growing (or floating in the air) in the DFW metroplex now, but not growing or floating the rest of the year? I have a 3 year old that has gotten extremely itchy this time of the ...
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Toxicity of Texas Mountain Laurel seeds to livestock and dogs?
March 09, 2011
Are the seeds of the Texas Mountain Laurel poisonous to livestock or dogs? Thanks
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Need to know if coral honeysuckle is toxic to dogs in North Port, FL.
March 01, 2011
Could you please tell me if coral honeysuckle is toxic to dogs. I would like to plant it in my backyard, but do not plant anything that would be toxic to my dog if she decided to chew on it. Thank y...
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Dogs developing allergic skin problems in Waco TX
February 24, 2011
We have 2 West Highland White terriers..since we moved 2 yrs. ago, they have developed TERRIBLE skin problems at our new home, about 5 miles from our old home, in Waco. What contact plants, shrub...
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Poisonous plants of Texas Bays and Estuaries
February 24, 2011
What is a poisonous native plants of the Bay and Estuary system in Southeast Texas?
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Root cuttings for non-native, poisonous oleander from Mobile AL
December 16, 2010
I need help with best method to root cuttings from my oleander tree. Please advise best method. Thanks
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Non-poisonous Hedge for Southern California
November 27, 2010
What is a non-poisonous (to dogs), fast-growing, evergreen plant that I can grow as a tall screening hedge for privacy? I find differing opinions on Carolina Cherry and Podocarpus gracilior. Thank you...
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Is the fruit of Bradford Pears toxic to dogs?
November 16, 2010
I need to know if the little Berries on the Bradford Pear trees are toxic to dogs? My labrador loves eating them. Thank you,
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Searching for poisonous plants from Kansas City
November 13, 2010
Looking on how to acquire wourali vine, upas, or arrow poison wood.
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Mulberry sap in the bloodstream from Kansas City
November 13, 2010
What affect does mulberry sap have if put in contact with the blood stream?
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Are wild cherry trees poisonous for horses?
October 31, 2010
I have just purchased a pony and have been told that wild cherry trees could cause harm or even kill her. Is this true and where can I go to get a list of all the poisonous plants, shrubs and trees fo...
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Is Loropetalum poisonous to horses in Lake City FL?
October 26, 2010
Is loropetalum poisonous to horses? I know it is a member of the witch hazel family but cannot find a definitive answer about loropetalum itself. Thank you!
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Are the leaves of the Fruitless Palm Tree poisonous in Redding California?
October 18, 2010
Are Fruitless Palm Tree leaves poisonous? I was poked in the hand with a leaf of one of the branches. It was a dead leaf/Branch? Please Help!
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Miami gardener needs to know toxicity of Cordia boissieri
October 12, 2010
Hello. I have a question about Cordia boissieri. Is it toxic for humans (all parts of the plant)? I want to plant it in South Florida, in an area with children.
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Horse-friendly plants for Powell OH
September 24, 2010
I am looking for horse friendly plants, i.e., shrubs, trees, bushes, etc. that can be planted in wet area in Ohio. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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Perennials non-toxic to horses in Thayer MO
September 21, 2010
I live in South Central Missouri. I am looking for a plant/shrub to plant in pots (our soil is clay and very rocky)to landscape the front of our barn. This plant can't be harmful to horses and must b...
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How to Remove Pokeweed in Greenburg, Pennsylvania
September 10, 2010
Last year I purchased a home with 3 acres of land and it is infested with pokeweeds,Phytolacca americana! I have small children and know this is a poisonous plant. Could you please tell me a way to ...
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Petals of flowers on cake from London
August 28, 2010
Hi could you please confirm whether it is safe to position an amaryllis on top of a fresh cream cake (it will not be eaten, nor will the stem touch the cream, it will be positioned in a non toxic vial...
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Petals of flowers on cake from London
August 28, 2010
Hi could you confirm that Gemini, Lisianthus and Lilies are non toxic if positioned onto a fresh cream cake (stem will be paced into a vial but the petals will come into contact with the cream). Thank...
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Horses exposed to toxic plants in Charles Town WV
July 13, 2010
Mr. Smarty Pants, I have a big problem on my hands! Four of my horses have gotten into something toxic, but I must find out what. I found an unusual plant that a mare chased her foal away from. It's ...
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Are Chilean Mesquite pods poisonous to dogs?
July 12, 2010
Are chilean Mesquite tree pods poisonous to dogs?
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Poisonous weeds in Bedford County, PA
June 21, 2010
I am battling my second bad round of poison in a month, this time on my face and in my left eye. It's awful. Problem is, I have looked and looked for poison ivy, oak and sumac around my neighborhoo...
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Pet-friendly plants for ground cover in Bastrop TX
June 21, 2010
Any pet-friendly plants that can be used for ground-cover in Central Texas?
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Thorn in the hand in Benton KY
June 14, 2010
My husband got stuck by a thorn on a thorn bush and the thorn was a goldish copper color. There is a knot on his hand and pain in his fingers to his elbow. Do you know what kind of bush this could b...
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Is non-native Tillandsia air plant poisonous to cats?
June 07, 2010
Are Tillandsia/air plants poisonous to cats? Please help!
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Are globe mallows (Sphaeralcea spp.) harmful to dogs
May 20, 2010
My dogs eat the wild globe mallow plants in my yard. Could that be harmful to them?
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Is arborvitate (Thuja sp.) safe for horses
May 16, 2010
Is arborvitae poisonous to horses? I want to plant it along the horse pasture. If it is poisonous, what are similar plants that are not poisonous to horses?
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Poisonous thorn in Marion NC
May 16, 2010
Yesterday my son got a thorn stuck in his foot. I removed it but his foot is still swollen and puffy today. What kind of plants have poisonous thorns?
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Is the Magnolia 'Ann' safe for horses
May 14, 2010
I bought a magnolia "ann". Will it hurt my horses to eat any part of it?
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Drought-tolerant plants that are non-toxic to dogs
May 10, 2010
I am looking for drought-tolerant native plants non-poisonious to dogs. We are putting gardens in an area the dog has access to, and she likes to sample the darndest things. South side of the house,...
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Alternative to Carolina Cherry Laurel in Cedar Park TX
May 10, 2010
I love the look of the Carolina Cherry Laurel but hear that its berries are poisonous and can harm my dog if he eats them. What are some other alternatives that have a similar look; I'm looking for ...
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New house plant in pot in Chevy Chase MD
May 07, 2010
Is it possible for one house plant to eventually die in the pot while a completely different plant grows in its place? The new plant looks similar to the potted plant next to it but it is not quite t...
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Recommended plants for horse farm in Lansford PA
April 22, 2010
Recently started a small horse farm in northeast Pennsylvania just east of the Pocono Mountain plateau. Located in a foggy valley adjacent to a lake. Snowy, cold winters; wet springs; dry summers; ni...
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Is Florida anisetree appropriate for school planting in New Orleans?
April 22, 2010
Illicium floridanum, Florida anisetree We are considering using this plant for a landscape at a school. I have been informed that it is poisonous, but not by a reliable source. I am otherwise very...
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Is the California Poppy posionous to dogs?
April 16, 2010
Can you tell me if the wild orange-colored California poppy is poisonous to dogs? They grow like weeds in my yard. Thanks.
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Evergreen pet-safe shrubs for house and screening in McKinney TX
April 15, 2010
Looking for shrub, preferably evergreen, to plant near the house that can handle wet ground and is pet (dog, cat, horse) safe. The area became boggy after we had an underground water leak that is now ...
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Are Chanticleer flowering pears toxic to horses?
March 28, 2010
Are Chanticleer flowering pears toxic to horses?
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Pruning the leaves of Sago Palm.
March 10, 2010
Is it a cardinal sin to remove all the sago palm branches? This winter they were so badly scorched by the cold that hardly a frond went unaffected. So I cut them all off as I needed to get around the...
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Cutting back non-native oleanders affected by freeze in Austin
January 30, 2010
After the last hard freeze makes my oleanders look dead. Can I cut them down to the ground this time of year?
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Need information about the toxicity of some newly acquired plants in Austin, TX
January 04, 2010
Hi Mr. Smarty Plants, I just got a Carolina Buckthorn tree, a silk tassel, a wafer ash, and an escarpment black cherry tree. I wonder if any of these trees produce berries that would be poisonous to ...
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Could ammonia harm poisonous, non-native oleander in Bay Point CA
December 20, 2009
Could ammonia harm my Oleander plant? I have been spraying ammonia under it to keep neighborhood cats from using the soil under the plant as a sand box. If so, do you have any suggestions as to what...
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Is Norfolk pine poisonous to cats?
December 11, 2009
Is a northfork pine poisonous to cats?
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Injury while pulling weeds in Chandler TX
November 18, 2009
I stabbed my self this last weekend when pulling roots from a bed so i'm not sure what it was. At the time it was a sharp pain so I pulled off my glove to look at it,barely scratched the skin so on I...
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Spots on leaves of sevenleaf creeper in Austin
November 14, 2009
Have 3 seven leaf creepers that are planted in mostly shade. In Sept & Oct 2009 all 3 plants had dried up leaves which fell off; however, all three plants grew new leaves when we got rain and are com...
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Fall care for Fan Scarlet lobelia in Rock Island IL
November 09, 2009
What do I do with Scarlet Fan lobelia in the fall; do I cut it back or let it go as is?
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Are the seeds of Texas ebony poisonous to dogs from Chandler AZ
October 30, 2009
Please tell me if it is dangerous for my puppy to eat the seeds of a Texas ebony. She seems to be attracted to them.
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Is Parthenocissus heptaphylla poisonous?
October 27, 2009
Hi, I have a simple question for you, but I can't seem to find the answer to it. Is Parthenocissus heptaphylla toxic the way the VA creeper is? From what I've read, they're very similar in many way...
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Is hopseed bush poisonous to horses in San Diego
October 26, 2009
I need to plant a hedge to block unwanted neighbors and shield the horse corral from the house. I love the hopseed bush for its growing habits and color, especially the purple hopseed. I need to know ...
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Are Smilax species toxic?
October 23, 2009
I have a plant that the agriculture department told me was similax. I have a severe allergic reaction to it, after digging up the roots (potato) and burning them. I had a feeling my lungs inside were ...
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Datura in the state of Washington.
October 09, 2009
I have a datura species growing beneath my bird feeder. How did it get here in Western Washington?? It has the typical fragrant, tubular flowers & spiky seed pods. It has grown 3' tall & 4' wide. Am...
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Are leatherleaf viburnum or Carolina Sapphire toxic to horses?
October 03, 2009
Are Leather-leaf Viburnum or Carolina Saphire toxic to equine? I would like to plant them near the fence line.
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Precautions to take with Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum
September 13, 2009
Are there precautions to take, such as wearing gloves while separating the seeds from the Jack In The Pulpit berries. The photos I have seen have gloved hands. I've read that the plant is toxic if in...
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Itchy hands from handling Lantana plants
September 13, 2009
I am in Ocala,FL. I pick up with my hands branches from a cut down Lantana Plant. My hands are very itchy, what can I do. THANK YOU FOR YOU.
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Native plants and possible poisonous plants in Aguanga, California
August 31, 2009
I am in the process of moving to Aguanga California. I am interested in knowing what the native plants are in that area. Are they poison to animals and kids?
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Trimming Texas mountain laurel in Austin
August 27, 2009
Is there a specific time to trim established mountain laurels? Should I cut off the dried seed pods since they are weighing down the branches?
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Are palm leaves poisonous?
August 25, 2009
I live in a second story house surronded by various types of palm trees on the west coast of Florida. My 1 year old son crawls on the decks and tries to taste all of the palm leaves that sneak through...
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Plants safe for donkeys in Foristell MO
August 22, 2009
I am looking for a plant that can grow next to a farm fence, preferably the length of the fence approx 75 ft. in a long row, one that miniature donkeys can safely eat, if they so choose. I like your ...
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Transplanting adventitious shoots of a mountain laurel in San Antonio
August 20, 2009
Is it possible to transplant branches (shoots) growing from a mountain laurel that was chopped down? Some are two years old and several feet tall (but not yet blooming) and some as small as a foot. ...
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Toxicity of Yucca leaves San Marcos, TX
August 19, 2009
Can you tell me if Yucca constricta leaves are poisonous? I ran into one at night and the next morning had a hive-like, VERY itchy rash.
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Toxic effect of mulberry fruits and sap
August 18, 2009
What would be the toxic effect of the unripe fruit of the mulberry tree or the white sap?
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What tree berries causes blisters in PA?
July 22, 2009
This summer my family was playing with some berries picked from a tree in our backyard. They would place them in their mouths and shoot them through homemade pea-shooters. Shortly after everyone beg...
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Is carrotwood poisonous to Boston Terrier in Rancho Cucamonga CA?
July 20, 2009
My Boston Terrier always goes to our carrotwood tree and licks the base. He gets so excited that he drools all over the place? Why does this tree cause this reaction in our dog? Is it poisonous to ...
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Is Desert willow poisonous to horses in Boerne TX
July 17, 2009
I have just purchased Bubba Desert Willows and have horses. Will they eat them, do you know and if so will they be harmed? Thanks
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Plant identification from Peoria IL
July 10, 2009
I removed a plant from our workplace that employees were afraid was hallucinogenic seeds. Central Illinois. Very purple stem. Purple flowers. Black seeds. Any ideas?
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Skin irritation caused by hydrangea in Monroe GA
July 06, 2009
Can Queen Anne Lace hydrangea cause a skin irritation such as poison ivy or oak? I picked up a branch that had broken off to discard and the following day I have a place on my arm about six inches lon...
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Plants to replace poison ivy in Kingsport TN
July 03, 2009
Am in the process of killing off poison ivy that is growing vigorously. What do you recommend to plant in its place. I don't want to leave area open to other invasive plants. (Yes, poison ivy is a...
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Removing poison ivy around live oak in Hockley TX
July 02, 2009
We have a large live oak in our backyard, estimated to be over 100 years old. I am working on clearing out the brush that is under the tree. Can I spray commercially available poison ivy killer in t...
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Poisonous cherries from trees in Angola, IN
June 25, 2009
Are there any poisonous cherries from trees in Indiana?
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Palm tip wound in Sacramento CA
June 25, 2009
My husband was stuck in his calf with a palm leaf, he is now complaining of stiffness where it went in, is there any kind of poison in it?
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