Poisonous Plants

 Author(s) Elizabeth A. Dauncey 
 Publisher Kew Publishing, 2010
 Description  CLICK HERE FOR A LOOK INSIDE
It is some years since there was an authoritative guide to poisonous plants available in book form.
Addressing this lack, this up-to-date guide includes over 130 wild and cultivated plants that are poisonous if eaten or touched. Although written from a British perspective, it is relevant to Europe and temperate North America. For each plant there are photographic images, a description, attractive parts, toxins, frequency of cases, likely severity and symptoms. This is an essential guide for anyone who looks after children at home or professionally, gardens for pleasure or as their job, manages a visitor attraction or local park, sells or arranges cut flowers, or is a local GP or hospital A&E doctor or nurse.
Other features include an introduction to how plants cause harm and how to assess risk; an illustrated section on commonly eaten non-toxic berries; ideas for designing a safe garden; a list of low-toxicity plants with attractive features; and the index of latin and common names includes berry and flower colour for quick access by these key plant features.

This is the first book to include all the plants on the Horticultural Trades Association list of plants for sale that should be labelled as potentially harmful.

180pp. 234 x 156mm. Colour photographs. Hardback.

ISBN: 9781842464069

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