Whitebeam (Common Whitebeam)

 Feed Sparingly
  • Common Name: Whitebeam (Common Whitebeam)
  • Latin Name: Sorbus aria
  • Family Name: Rosaceae
There is no indication that the leaves of the Whitebeam are toxic, but the seeds of the fruit possibly contain a cyanogenic glycoside which produces the very poisonous prussic acid when it comes into contact with water and should therefore be avoided.  As with most food variety is the key, and so we recommend that you feed the leaves of this plant in moderate amounts only, and never feed the berries.

The Whitebeam is closely related to the Mountain Ash (Rowan).

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