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UNAVOIDABLES

 Some plants listed here are look-alikes.  Although two plants may look similar, and/or be related, it does NOT mean they can be used interchangeably.  A vivid example would be Wild Carrot, Daucus carota, and Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum; one will get you fed, the other will get you dead!  Most of the plants on this page will be listed (at least, in some literature) as poisonous; in some way.  All seem to have some medicinal properties; when used properly.  Although I was first tempted to overlook and avoid these plants, they have become unavoidable!  What you don’t know CAN hurt you!

 “The difference between poison and medicine is dosage.”  ~ Howie Brounstein

  

Butterflyweed, Pleurisy Root, Asclepias tuberosa:

https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/you-say-butterflyweed-i-say-pleurisy-root/

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Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus:

https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/you-are-not-going-to-eat-skunk-cabbage-are-you/

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Soapwort, Bouncing Bet, Saponaria officinalis:

 https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/my-friend-soapwort/

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 Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare:

https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/tansy-the-good-riddance-herb/

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Wild Indigo, Baptisia tinctoria:

https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/it-gets-tricky-sometimes/

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Just click on any photo to enlarge, for greater detail.

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Posted August 17, 2011 by forageporage

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