This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A Texas correspondent says, in reference to the poisonous experience of a much afflicted West Chester man: "It is very curious what notions people have about plants in different parts of the country. One day I was looking at a Passiflora here, and was told to be very careful about handling it, as it was extremely poisonous; on another occasion I was examining a Cassia, and a friend hastily exclaimed, 'look out, that is poison!' The /Esculus parviflora most people here will tell you, they are very sure, is a poisonous plant. As you remark, it is a wonder any of us live through the poisonous plants by which we are beset".