Health Hazard Alert

Spring 2001 CSANews Issue 38  |  Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.Back to list

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in April 2001, issued a warning on Autumn Monkshood, a perennial plant that is, or was, available at nurseries in British Columbia and Ontario and had improper labeling. The label stated "All parts of this plant are tasty in soup" when, in fact, the plant is poisonous and contains aconitine which may cause li    fe threatening illness. The plant was sold in blue plastic pots, 11cm X 11cm, under the "Heritage Premier" brand name.

Other common garden plants that are poisonous include daffodils, chrysanthemums, morning glories and narcissuses.