Tag: toxic

Ragwort / Spring / Summer / Autumn / Toxic Ragworts (Senecio species) are very common throughout the UK, the most common variety in the UK is Jacobaea vulgaris but they are all toxic. Common Names Ragwort, Common ragwort, Stinking Willy, Tansy ragwort, St. James-wort, Stinking nanny, Staggerwort, Cankerwort, Stammerwort. Botanical…

Toxic plants and fungi When we think about poisonous plants and fungi what do we mean? A toxic plant is often defined as ‘a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism or any plant capable of evoking a toxic and/or…

Horse Chestnut Soap Some popular brands of laundry detergent have been found to contain more than 25 toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde and chlorine bleach, not only are these substances bad for the environment there’s is growing evidence that they are harmful to  our health. Thankfully there has been a…

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