Something Wicked This Way Grows
|Castor Oil Bean 'Carmencita Red' seed pods are luminous red color. Remove and dispose of seed|
pods carefully before they split and drop the toxic seeds.
Beautiful Plants with Poisonous PropertiesSome of these are lovely, some threaten us with spiky sharp seed capsules, others, I've heard, have bitterness at their core, and all are poisonous. Please don't eat these "daisies"! Never ingest any parts of plants with poisonous properties and be wary of planting these varieties in gardens frequented by children and pets.
Keep your Pets Safe TooClick here for a list of plants poisonous to Cats and Dogs
Angel's Trumpets - Datura metel, meteloides
Flowering Tobacco - Nicotiana, various species including Nicotiana tabacum
|A modern hybrid nicotiana, Tobacco 'Whisper Rose Shades' F1|
Foxglove - Digitalis purpurea
Castor Oil Bean - Ricinus communis
|Castor Oil Beans|
Poppy, Papaver somniferum
In gardens of Elizabethan times, opium poppies were found in many different colors and forms, many of great beauty, such as the illustrated red and white varieties. The overlong name given at that time; "John Silver-pin, fair without and foul within" refers to its unpleasant aroma when smelled up close.
|Poppy 'Lauren's Grape' is a long time favorite poppy (for us and for bees!)|