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chu8888
Palm Desert, CA

June 15, 2010
5:07 PM

Post #7891750

I have heard that these plants are poisionus to animals when eaten
Is this true.. or only certain bougAINVILLEA
Please advise
email"chu8888@dc.rr.com"
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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


June 15, 2010
9:48 PM

Post #7892473

some people and animals supposedly can get a mild contact dermatitis from being scratched by the thorns and getting the waxy coating on or under their skin, but realistically I don't think any Bougainvilleas are really considered a toxic threat, particularly not if eaten.

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