Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fact of the Day: Safe Flowers for Christmas

While a very popular Christmas flower, the poinsettia is said to be poisonous. However this is an exaggeration as it usually can only cause mild sickness if eaten. The terrible taste of the leaves usually prevents humans or animals from consuming it in the first place. 

12 comments:

  1. haha well wonder why was it poinsettia in the first place

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  2. i go for a plastic fantastic Christmas tree this year..i dont want all those bugsy bees in my home..just saying...thanx for nice post..totally agree!))

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  3. This is very true, and yet people continue to believe that it's poisonous. Not sure when, how or if this poor plant will ever shed that bad reputation.

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  4. Interesting explanation.. But is a nice flower. Regards..

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  5. Some animals eat it anyway though, and yeah many people still believe it.

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  6. This is actually good info, esp. for us with little ones:)

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  7. I keep them high up, just in case. :)

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  8. To jest kwiat, który bardzo ozdabia świąteczny stół. Jeść go nie będę :)
    It is a flower that adorns a festive table. I will not eat it :)

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  9. Good info., though I don't think I will test the theory. ;)

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