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The nursery sold the poisonous lily of the valley – like wild garlic

wild garlic and lily of the valley, reminiscent of each other, and for a regular person it can be difficult to see the difference between the two plants. both

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The nursery sold the poisonous lily of the valley – like wild garlic

wild garlic and lily of the valley, reminiscent of each other, and for a regular person it can be difficult to see the difference between the two plants.

both Sweden and Norway and has become very popular to use in cooking in recent years. It has long, green leaves and small white flowers. Liljekonvaljen have the same type of leaves and small white bell-shaped flowers, but the plant is poisonous.

In the nursery and wholesaler're og Hagesenter in Fredrikstad, which is included in the blomsterhandelskedjan Hageland, they have for several weeks been selling the the harmful liljekonvaljen in the belief that it was wild garlic.

According to Steinar Johansen, it is because of a mistake in planting. Bulbs to lilies of the valley had been planted together with ramslökar and then got the same marking on the package: Ramsons (wild garlic).

of the staff who thought that a few leaves of the wild garlic looked strange.

– The two plants are easy to confuse because the leaves are very similar, " says Steinar Johansen for Fredrikstad Blad.

Ramsons (wild garlic). Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Now the company has gone out on Facebook with a warning to the customers so that no one should be poisoned: ”Kjære alle oure customers, Reach trenger vi hjelp!!”, write're.

According to the Norwegian poisons information centre, it is usually not dangerous if you accidentally ingest a small amount of lily of the valley and severe poisoning is rare, writes Aftenposten. At the same time, is it all who are concerned to contact the poison control center.

– lily Of the valley is a poisonous plant that affects the heart. Small amounts of the plant does not cause poisoning because the amount of toxins then become too small. But if someone is using it in place of the wild garlic in cooking, there is a risk of serious poisoning, " says a senior consultant Barbro Johanne Spillum to Aftenposten.

When it comes to children, you should always consult poison control center.

to any of the customers have been in the toxic flower.

– When planting wild garlic, they should be able to stand and grow one to two years before they are harvested. The plants we have are certainly large and nice, but I don't think anyone has used them in the salad yet, " he says to the Fredrikstad Blad.

A similar event occurred recently in Sweden where a nursery accidentally sold the toxic plant nordic aconite in the belief that it was the edible herb lovage.

the Customer was found – alive – after a call on Facebook.

Read more: Man who bought the poisonous plant by mistake have been found alive

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