Golden Chain

Goldenchain - leaves, flowers, fruit

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.

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