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Are poinsettias poisonous?


Last updated 12/20/2018 at 11:50pm


National Capital Poison Control advised those who use poinsettias in their holiday decor to take every measure necessary to prevent children and pets from swallowing it.

TEMECULA – Christmas trees, Santa Claus, menorahs and glittering lighting displays are just a few of the many prominent symbols of the holiday season. And while mistletoe might garner more attention and inspire more displays of affection, poinsettias are another prominent sign that the holiday season has arrived.

Thanks to its bright red and green colors, the poinsettia is perhaps the ideal holiday plant. But as much as it suits holiday decor and seems tailor-made for that special time of year between Thanksgiving and the first of January, the poinsettia has a reputation that few plants w...

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