Common name: Daphne
Scientific name: Daphne odora
Hazard associated: Berries are poisonous if ingested. Extremely irritant sap.
- The plant is commonly grown in gardens for its scent.
- Varieties have been developed with variegated leaves (see right)
- There have been reported cases of children being poisoned after eating the attractive red berries (see inset on left)
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_odora
“Daphne odora-ja01” by Miya – Miya’s file: I took this photo in Hyogo, Japan.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daphne_odora-ja01.jpg#/media/File:Daphne_odora-ja01.jpg