Category Archives: Toxic

In a Class of It’s Own-Exploring Edible Wild Plants of Houston

A Short Reminder of History If the name Meriwether seems familiar you probably have heard of the Lewis and Clark Expedition commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson after the Louisiana purchase in 1803. This expedition was under the command of Captain … Continue reading

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Lethal Poison-Who Would Have Thought?

  I was reading a murder mystery by an author, Susan Wittig Albert. Relaxing with her book An Unthymely Death and other Garden Mysteries, I became very curious if the toxin mentioned in this story really was a lethal poison. … Continue reading

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Phytophobia by Mary H. Mills

Common plants used for health purposes has caused an epidemic of hysteria and misinformation in all parts of the United States. The hysteria is based on limited or erroneous information from physicians and reporters untrained or uninformed about the proper … Continue reading

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Animal, bird adaptations to toxicity

by Mary H. Mills http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/adapt/index.html Cornell University Department of Animal Science I have been amazed at the National Geographic Magazine and the Discovery Channel as well as other programs that report how scientists are closely observing the behavior of animals, … Continue reading

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Going Up or Down?

Read first! Warning!! Have I been hacked? I found a real problem today while adding a new post. I have been moderating comments from the beginning of using wordpress. I never noticed anything odd before just now. On every post … Continue reading

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