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Q.Are any part of Star of Bethlehem edible?

Zone Lake Forest, Ca. 92630 | echucko added on October 19, 2019 | Answered

What do you mean “Please provide more information, apart from just the question.” I filled out all the forms for contact. And now this never ending circle, all without the answer to my original question “Are any part of Star of Bethlehem edible?”

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Answered on October 20, 2019

The University of NC lists these as the
"Poison Parts" of the plant:
Bark, Flowers,Fruits,Leaves,Roots,Sap/Juice,Seeds,
Stems. One source says that at one time, the boiled roots were used in time of famine, but most official sources say the entire plant is poisonous.

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