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by Durinda Kelley
on December 10, 2015 at 3:59 PM
thank you for the article...will share some of the information on our radio program: "Master Gardener and Friends" on KNCO Talk Radio 830 AM  
Program is on every Saturday from noon until 2:00...It's a live broadcast....
Reply by Missy Gable
on December 11, 2015 at 8:07 AM
Thank you, Durinda! Although we can all enjoy these iconic plants this holiday season, it should be done responsibly. We appreciate the help of KNCO in spreading the word.
by Cathy Konyn
on December 11, 2015 at 7:01 AM
Although commonly called an amaryllis, the plant you have identified as Amaryllis belladonna is in fact Hippeastrum. Amaryllis belladonna is pink, early summer blooming and rarely used as a house plant.
Reply by Missy Gable
on December 11, 2015 at 8:12 AM
Thank you for catching this mistake, Cathy! We have made the needed correction. For any readers, Amaryllis belladonna and Hippeastrum sp. are both in the plant family, Amaryllidaceae. Members of this family have a toxin concentrated primarily in the bulb.
by Dolores Purther
on February 10, 2016 at 6:57 AM
About the poinsettias. We once had a speaker at a veterans meeting a couple of years ago. And said they weren't poisonous. He even ate a leaf.
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