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Garden Trivia

True or False: The poinsettia is a poisonous plant.

Read on to see the answer!
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Garden Trivia Answer

False. The poinsettia has been proven non-poisonous in many studies by several universities, the American Medical Association, and the National Poison Control Center. That still does not mean it should be eaten. If ingested, this plant can cause stomach irritation and discomfort and the sticky white sap can cause skin irritation for some people. 

Learn more in this article: Guide to the Selection and Care of Poinsettias
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