Poisonous Plants

A Guide for Parents & Childcare Providers

Elizabeth A. Dauncey

Elizabeth A. Dauncey

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

With Contributions by Leonard Hawkins and Katherine Kennedy
180 pages | 300 color plates | 6 x 9 1/5 | © 2010
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9781842464069 Published July 2010 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

This handy guidebook is the result of a sixteen-year collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital Poisons Unit. Written with both botanical and toxicological authority, the book offers concise details of the 130 most poisonous plants that are likely to be encountered in the home, garden, and countryside, together with a summary of likely symptoms should they inadvertently be touched or eaten. Photographs of the plants are included to aid identification, and a brief guide to safe plants offers suggestions for the creation of a hazard-free garden.

Contents
Glossary
First aid and emergency advice from the Medical Toxicology 
    Information Services
Introduction
A safe garden
Fruiting plants of 'low' toxicity
The most toxic plants (at a glance)

Plant profiles
   
Outdoor plants
    Indoor plants

Sources of further information
Acknowledgements
Key to berry and flower colour
Index
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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