Story: Poisonous plants and fungi

Black nightshade

Black nightshade

Black nightshade and related species are probably responsible for more plant-poisoning admissions to hospital than any other plant in New Zealand. The unripe green berries of these common weeds are poisonous.

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Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Maggy Wassilieff. 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Poisonous garden plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 8-Jul-13
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