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Q.Is It Poisonous?? It Was Not Bitter As Kale Is Or Blah As Spinach.

Zone Modesto, CA | Anonymous added on April 15, 2021 | Answered

I cherish my Snow on the Mountain, this year it came up in my garden, thinking it might be from a Kale strayed seed, I plucked a leaf and ate it, 2 days later I ate another one. Thought the texture and taste would be good for salad. It was not bitter as Kale is or blah as spinach. I have 3 kinds of Kale in the back by the fence, now all is self seeding, so it was a possibility. Snow on the Mountain takes over when most of Calendulas are pulled out, reseeds itself also. Seeds from my Mother in Law.

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Answered on April 16, 2021

Yes, it has low severity toxicity that can cause vomiting and diarrhea. There are several plants called snow-on-the-mountain. The toxic one is Euphorbia marginata.

Another one called bishop's weed (Aegopodium podagraria) is not poisonous.



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