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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: Could eating one small bad mushroom poison me?

QUESTON: can eating one bad mushroom cap about the size of a silver dollar still cause me to be poisoned?


Depends on which mushroom it was. Get to a poison center/doctor now, preferably with an example of the mushroom you ate. The sooner the better, some of the worst mushrooms have a delayed effect.