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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: Acer saccharinum

Common Name: Silver maple, Soft maple, White maple

Species Most Often Affected: horses

Poisonous Parts: leaves

Primary Poisons: gallic acid

Link to web page(s): maple.html

Questions possibly pertaining to Acer saccharinum:

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