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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

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BRIEF: How should I reference some information I took off of your website?

I have used information from the web page on ricin for a publication and would like to known to how I should reference it. Would it be appropriate to use your name? The web address that I used was:


Ms. Vuoso wrote the page, I would cite her and mention it was part of the Cornell Poisonous Plants Web Page system.