Are Rhododendrons Poisonous?


Rhododendrons are poisonous to dogs, livestock, children and other pets. All parts of the plant, especially the foliage and flowers contain the poison. The poison is a type of glycosides, but particularly andromedotoxin, a volatile resin chemically related to turpentine. Luckily, like turpentine, andromedotoxin burns the mouth, which frequently discourages potential victims from consuming dangerous quantities of the leaves.
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