Economic Botany

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 119–130 | Cite as

Knowledge of poisonous plants in the United States—Brief history and conclusions

  • John M. Kingsbury


Domestic experimental or case evidence stands behind only about half the names in current U. S. compilations of poisonous plants. A significant number of the remainder rest upon 19th century experience, mainly European sources. Several useful conclusions may be derived from an historical survey of the development of this body of knowledge.


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  • John M. Kingsbury
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyCornell UniversityIthaca

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