The idea that poinsettias are poisonous most likely dates to the early 20th century, when the death of a two-year-old child was attributed to eating a poinsettia leaf. Since then, public health authorities have struggled to right the record: poinsettias are NOT poisonous and they pose no danger to pets or children.
Source: About .com (as well as other internet sources)

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  1. Barb Estinson says:

    It is great that poinsettias are not poisonous …. they are so beautiful. The one you gave me, Sandy, is so lovely.

  2. Di Anne Lewis says:

    Hi Sandy! It’s me Norman! Are the red petals also non-poisonous? How edible are both?
    I ask because I’m expected to bring a salad to the teddy bear Spokane Valley Christmas picnic in the woods – – – poinsettia red & green would be SO festive!!!

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