I see this image is doing the rounds again...
Apparently putting a warning label on daffodils is ‘health and safety gone mad’.
Or, worse, sign people are stupid & deserve to get very ill if they eat them. #darwinawards
But here’s how a botanist sees this...
In fact, daffodils are one of the most common causes of plant poisoning in the U.K.
Made worse as they were (until extremely recently) often sold & stored alongside fruit and veg.
Spot the difference between their bulbs & shallots.
This is in a world where massively influential clean-eating bloggers regularly top their gluten and dairy free creations with toxic flowers.
Maybe with a warning label they wouldn’t. (Just maybe?)
Without a label, you need to be in possession of several pieces of insider info to not be at risk.
1) What a daffodil is.
2) That it is toxic.
3) That other (edible) species look v similar.
4) How to spot the subtle differences.
What % of the population has all these?
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