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Is this a poisonous plant?

image  I found this plant growing on my backgarden wall and wondered if it was poisonous as it has what looks like an ominous large black seed. 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,515

    Leycesteria formosa. No idea re poisonous but black seeds are not a sign of poisonous. Otherwise where would we be with Blackcurrants and Blueberries

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 78,435

    No not poisonous, sometimes gathered by foragers and used in cooking ... Although as with many fruit too manymight give you an upset tum. 

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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    the plants Is a pheasant berry, or Himalayan honeysuckle,

    berries are non toxic, but don't taste particularly good. Birds love them though, and that's how they usually turn up in gardens in birds 'deposits'

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