Some species of
wildflowers are dangerous to your health and can kill. Read
Hay produced from
meadows if left to rot, will breed dangerous spores and cause lung diseases. Link
and Hay Fever:
and Children: Its is best to 'take the time' to show children the
poisonous and injurious garden plants and not only the few
poisonous and injurious wildflowers.
When choosing wildflowers for children, products we stock Foxglove,
Wood Sanicle and Tree Lupin, if ingested are
poisonous. Corncockle is unfit for consumption and will upset animals
botany to children. DBN acknowledges that parents know best, we
recommend that guardians take the time to judge the consequences of
explaining botany to each individual child. Think, before explanation,
try to judge the child's likely response, is your child likely to do the
opposite of what they have just been explained or told? If so, showing or
purchasing seed or live plant products with
poisonous and injurious wildflowers may not be your best choice or the
correct product for you.
goes, When explaining botany to children, make it fun, keep the
sentences short, use simple words and use helpful body language. Allow pause
and time for reflection, always start with a positive affirmation of the benefits
of plants, fruit and vegetables, and when the opportunity arises explain that they should never eat something from the garden unless encouraged to do
so. Day by day, one plant type at a time show a child that such a plant has
thorns, barbs, attracts wasps, is dangerous, poisonous or in a dangerous
Some species of
wildflowers are dangerous to your health and can kill.
DBN recommend that its
wildflower mixtures, seeds and plants are not for human or animal consumption as they contains
plants such as Foxglove which is
poisonous and Corncockle which is mildly
toxic if ingested. Ragwort, Bluebell, Buttercup, Marsh Marigold, Marsh Cinquefoil, Wild Angelica, Greater
Celandine, Wood Sanicle, Tree Lupin, Yellow Rattle, and
Lords-and-Ladies are species which
the author has seen as reported to be toxic or mildly toxic to humans and
animal species. Fresh
Red Clover may make livestock overly
frisky and difficult to handle. St
Johnswort, is a prescribed medical species. Wild
Parsnip will cause skin irritation on contact with the juice of
the plant, released at cutting times. Hogweed
although rarely present in our mixtures is another irritant
species. There are more and this list is not
Medicinal: When choosing a seed mixture or
single species it is best to check with the appropriate herbal or medical authority or search
the worldwide web.
wildflowers are used for medical purposes. Our
products are intended for amenity horticulture, to attract wildlife and
conserve nature. They are not intended as medical cures or as edible plants.
A few species are Edible:
Burdock is a choice culinary vegetable. Marjoram is a culinary herb. Nettles,
although not on our product range are an ideal wild food. There are
more...............search the world wide web.....
of cut materials: Always remove the meadow cuttings,
wildflower meadow hay should be removed as soon as possible and not be heaped
on site as it will become mouldy (and pose a health risk).
and Hay Fever: Wildflowers
release pollen. Hay fever sufferers should be aware that the main species
that cause an increase in the 'Pollen Count' are flowering grasses.
Wildflower meadows can be sown without added grass seed and can be maintained
in growing season, with three to five cuts per year to discourage
flowering grasses and thus greatly reduce Pollen.
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