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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.

Scientific Name: Euphorbia spp.

Common Name: Poinsettia, Spurges, Snow on the Mountain

Species Most Often Affected: cattle, horses, humans, sheep

Poisonous Parts: leaves, stems and sap

Primary Poisons: phorbol esters

Questions possibly pertaining to Euphorbia spp.:

Is the Poinsettia poisonous?

Are poinsettias poisonous to dogs?

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