Kōrero: Poisonous plants and fungi

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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Photograph by Jeremy Rolfe

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Poisonous garden plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9784/jerusalem-cherry (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007