Is Yesterday Today & Tomorrow plant poisonous?

Answered by Willie Powers

I did know that Brunfelsia, also known as yesterday-today-and-tomorrow, is a highly poisonous plant. I actually learned about its toxicity a few years ago when I was doing some research on various plants in my garden.

During my research, I came across information that some species of Brunfelsia contain toxins that can have negative effects on the nervous and cardiovascular systems. These toxins can cause symptoms such as dizziness, confusion, irregular heartbeat, and even seizures in severe cases.

What struck me as particularly dangerous about this plant is that all parts of it, including the leaves, flowers, and berries, are considered highly poisonous. This means that even accidental ingestion or contact with any part of the plant can be harmful.

Speaking of the berries, they are especially toxic and should be avoided at all costs. They may look tempting with their small, colorful appearance, but they can be extremely dangerous if consumed. This is why it’s crucial to keep a close eye on children and pets around Brunfelsia plants to prevent accidental ingestion.

Now, it’s worth noting that not all species of Brunfelsia are equally toxic. Some may have higher concentrations of toxins than others. However, considering the potential risks involved, it’s best to err on the side of caution and treat all Brunfelsia plants as highly poisonous.

Personally, I have never had any direct encounters with this plant, but knowing its toxicity has made me cautious whenever I come across it in gardens or nurseries. I always make sure to educate others about its dangers, especially if they have children or pets who may be curious and prone to exploring plants.

Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow, or Brunfelsia, is indeed a highly poisonous plant. Its various species contain toxins that can have significant neurological and cardiovascular effects. It’s important to be aware of this toxicity and take necessary precautions to prevent any accidental ingestion or contact with this plant, especially with its berries.