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By Windy64

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

mookshood (aconitum).... just how poisonous is it ??



Extremely. Look it up - poisonous plants on the internet.

11 Sep, 2012


Highly toxic but, like so many poisonous plants, unlikely to be eaten and terrible to taste.

I've only come across one accidental poisoning where someone thought it would make their veg garden more attractive and picked some of the leaves along with salad leaves.

Her and hubby had pretty bad tummies for 24 hours.

11 Sep, 2012


not at all if you dont eat it.

I have grown it for years with out mishap and i have raised 2 children to almost adulthood. [both still alive one is 20 today the other 14 just in case it sounds as if I have bumped them off!]

11 Sep, 2012


Never been a problem in any of my gardens - always had this plant. If it's children you are worried about - education is the best way as there are many plants we grow in the garden which would do us harm. I've always had pets (dogs and cats) and never had a problem with them either.

11 Sep, 2012


Thanks everybody i was just curious really , i saw monty talking about them with gloves on the other week which got me wondering.. .. but you've put my mind at rest .. .. big thanks again.

18 Sep, 2012

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