Monday, November 15, 2010

Melia Azedarach, or White Cedar

I am not sure what it is about me and poisonous plants, but I have been admiring these trees, which are all over the place, and which look like autumn treesonified, but when I looked them up, well wouldn't you know it, the little clusters of sweet-looking, dried-apple-like fruit are poisionous. I guess one shouldn't recommend that a grove of them be planted in a preschool playgound.


  1. Hey, if Sarah Palin can get props for "refudiated," surely you should get a nod from OED for "treesonified"!

  2. Yep, I sent it in to the OED and said "how's this workin' for you?" Haven't heard back from them yet...