Science

Beware the Poisonous Autumn berries

One of the most unusual poisonous Autumn berries is the berry of the Spindle shrub (Euonymus europaeus).  It is thought to be highly toxic though there don't appear to be many recorded incidents. The pink fruit capsules eventually split to reveal bright orange berries: The berries contain toxic cardiac glycosides and alkaoloids.  Children are attracted to the bright orange fruits,…

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