Category Archives: poisonous plants

Delphinium (Delphinium sp)

I have beautiful wild Delphiniums that I have not identified yet. Several NM species have no photographs. If any of you recognize this one, let me know. Most are gorgeous purple, but a light version showed up too. The foliage … Continue reading

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White Milkwort (Polygala alba)

Found a good size patch of White Milkwort on the south side of my property. Pretty little things, emphasis on little, maybe 6 inches tall and delicate fairy flowers in the food forest. They were small enough that I used … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds, Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

The more I study and work toward a good pharmacopeia, the more I am committed to growing Milk Thistle. If our skin is our largest organ, then the liver is next in size and critical to good health. Milk Thistle … Continue reading

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Rescue, Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra L. spp. cerulea)

Although my Blue Elderberries survived winter on the cold and windy northeast corner, the one farthest out has not sprouted any spring growth. Still alive, but it may be too stressed to get through a hot summer. I know, I … Continue reading

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Poisonous Plants, Caper Spurge (Euphorbia lathyris)

My mystery plant turned out to be Caper Spurge. It is a garden escapee on both coasts but I have never noticed it before. Although it has a reputation for repelling moles and voles, it is very toxic to people … Continue reading

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