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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

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BRIEF: Can I use a picture off of your website?

I found a good picture on your website that I would like to use in my report/website/presentation/etc. May I have permission to copy the picture?


The pictures and photographs on the Cornell Poisonous Plants website are copyrighted. They are for educational purposes only and we do not guarantee their accuracy. In most cases, we give people permission to copy and use our photographs for educational purposes, as long as proper credit is given to Cornell University. It is illegal to copy our pictures and present them as your own.