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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: Saponaria spp.

Common Name: Bouncing Bet, Cow Cockle

Species Most Often Affected:

Poisonous Parts: seeds

Primary Poisons: saponins

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