Common name: Daphne

Scientific name: Daphne odora

Hazard associated: Berries are poisonous if ingested. Extremely irritant sap.

Notes: daphne variegated with inset of berry closeup

  • 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

Image credits:

“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