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Fuchsia

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  • Common Name: Fuchsia
  • Latin Name: Fuchsia spp.
  • Family Name: Onagraceae

The leaves and other parts of the Fuchsia are high in calcium oxalate crystals called raphides.  These raphides are sharp, needle-like structures that are capable of causing damage to the tongue and throat tissue if ingested and although it has been shown that in Fuchsias the raphides are so deeply embedded in the plant material that they do not usually cause problems, it would be wise to only feed this plant in moderation.

Fuchsias are often grown in pots as house plants.

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