Common name: Golden chain
Scientific name: Laburnum anagyroides
Hazard associated: All parts of the plant are poisonous.
- These plants are commonly used in gardens for their showy chains of golden yellow flowers.
- All parts, including the seeds and berries, are extremely poisonous. Eating as few as 20 seeds or 3-4 unripe berries can kill an adult.
- Traditionally, this laburnum is sometimes deliberately used to induce vomiting but as so many factors can affect the dosage strength, this is not considered a good practice in modern medicine.
- Other uses include pesticide manufacture and timber for woodturning.
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laburnum_anagyroides