I’m not sure why she included it, but it seems oddfor Charlotte May Yonge (1823-1901) to put a highly poisonous plant in a book about vegetables – Lessons From the Vegetable World. The Daphne Mezereon or just mezereon plant has pretty little pink flowers and red berries.
Despite having properties that could induce eczema and is overall highly toxic, this ornamental plant is used by many folks in their gardens. I could see why folks take the risk. I love how the leaves grow at the end of the stem, almost like hair.
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