I'm looking at plants which I can put in my garden in Herault and I've compiled a list of poisonous plants, many of which are often found in gardens so I thought I would share this with you so you are all aware if you/your family/friends have any that are poisonous for your children:
Most Dangerous which can be fatal if ingested and should be removed or isolated:
Oleander (these are all over in our area used as cheap hedging)
Castor Oil Plants
Causing unexplained illness in toddlers:
Poinsettias (great had one of these at Christmas!)
Causing severe skin irritation:
Poison Ivy (well the name did give it away).
Is anyone aware of any others?
If you do suspect a child or adult has eaten part of a poisonous plant, seek medical advice immediately from a hospital Accident & Emergency department and take a sample of the plant with you. Do not panic and DO NOT try to make the person sick
Similar advice for pets -Seek veterinary advice if you think an animal has eaten a poisonous plant and take along samples of the plant concerned.
A long list of poisonous plants can be found on Royal Horticultural Society website but I've just pulled out the most common ones I've seen in Herault