Do Deer Eat Arisaemae?
Jmh98law at AOL.COM
Wed Feb 10 22:47:44 CET 1999
In a message dated 2/10/99 11:30:39 AM Pacific Standard Time,
awootten at NRAO.EDU writes:
<< A friend was advising me on a very short list of deer-tolerant plants but
she didn't know whether they ate arisaemae. Does anyone on the list? >>
My experience is that animals instinctively never eat plants that are
poisonous. [That's one of the reasons that I plant daffodils rather than
tulips.] Arisaema are certainly poisonous to humans, and I believe that
includes every part of the plants. I believe, therefore, that animals,
including deer, will not eat it. Further, my sister-in-law, who lives in an
area heavily populated by deer that eat almost anything she plants, has great
clumps of naturally occurring A. tryphyllum.
USDA Zone 5b
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