Story: Poisonous plants and fungi

Green potatoes

Green potatoes

Green potatoes and the green berries of the potato plant contain poisons that may induce nausea if eaten in small quantities, and can kill if large amounts are eaten.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Poisonous plants used for food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007