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Re: Poinsettias

John Montgomery wrote:

> Is this statement correct?
> I have always thought it was true but just recently, I heard a
> horticulturist say that Poinsettias are NOT poisonous.

Poinsettias are NOT toxic.  Reports of their toxicity have been one of
the most persistent myths of the botanical world.

While a whole slew of botanicals are toxic, poisonous, if you insist,
the beautiful poinsettia is NOT one of them.

Al Limberg
Senior Compliance Officer
U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Retired)

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