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Jerusalem cherry

Jerusalem cherry

The two species popularly known as Jerusalem cherry belong to the same family as potato and the nightshades. These small shrubs are often grown in gardens, as their attractive berries provide welcome winter colour. The bright orange berries are very poisonous and have caused illness and death in children.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Poisonous garden plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 June 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007