Poisonous Plants: A Guide for Parents and Childcare Providers

Poisonous Plants: A Guide for Parents and Childcare Providers

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Poisonous Plants: A Guide for Parents and Childcare Providers

An authoritative, illustrated guide to 130 of the most poisonous plants likely to be found in gardens and mroe natural environments.
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It is some years since there was an authoritative guide to poisonous plants available in book form.

Addressing this lack, this up-to-date guide includes over 130 wild and cultivated plants that are poisonous if eaten or touched. Although written from a British perspective, it is relevant to Europe and temperate North America. For each plant there are photographic images, a description, attractive parts, toxins, frequency of cases, likely severity and symptoms. This is an essential guide for anyone who looks after children at home or professionally, gardens for pleasure or as their job, manages a visitor attraction or local park, sells or arranges cut flowers, or is a local GP or hospital A&E doctor or nurse.

Other features include an introduction to how plants cause harm and how to assess risk; an illustrated section on commonly eaten non-toxic berries; ideas for designing a safe garden; a list of low-toxicity plants with attractive features; and the index of latin and common names includes berry and flower colour for quick access by these key plant features.

This is the first book to include all the plants on the Horticultural Trades Association list of plants for sale that should be labelled as potentially harmful.



Garden Media Guild Awards: Finalist, Reference Book of the Year 2010 | The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Awards: Nominated titles: Technical category 2011



'The guide will be very useful for British parents and childcare providers, and libraries elsewhere will find it valuable for general information on the toxicity of common plants and for its tips on creating a safe garden for small children to enjoy.' Diane Schmidt, American Reference Book Annual, 2011

Additional Info

Additional Info

  1. Author: Elizabeth A. Dauncey
  2. 180pp. 234 x 156mm. Colour photographs. Hardback
  3. ISBN 9781842464069
  4. Kew Publishing, 2010

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