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tloftus65tloftus65 Posts: 2

Hi all
Can anyone help me identify what this plant is please, an if it is dangerous to animals

kind regards

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,645
    edited May 2019
    It looks like one of the Arums (Cuckoo Pint) it is toxic to animals including dogs - I have lots of it in my garden and a dog.
    I would guess it tastes pretty bad in some way, but I don't know

    Lots of info here
    http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/arum_maculatum.htm
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,738
    That looks like Arum maculatum, a native plant - "Lords & Ladies" and "Cuckoo-pint" are a couple of its common names.  It is indeed poisonous to humans and animals - especially the bright red berries.
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  • tloftus65tloftus65 Posts: 2
    the flower looks like this
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,645
    Yes, that's right. Once it's been pollinated the berries start to form and by mid summer that yellow bit is covered in berries
    Very pretty, but invasive
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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