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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by hazelrunpack View Post
Really!! We used to have a horse chestnut tree near my folks house when I was a kid. We loved picking up the chestnuts and peeling off the shells.
Horse chestnuts are toxic. Children, especially, are attracted by the lustre of the fruit, which traditionally were strung and struck against one another in the game of “conkers.”

Horse chesnut poisoning is rarely fatal, but typically causes vomiting, loss of coordination, stupor, and occasionally, paralysis.


Maybe this explains Madame Hazel?
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