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Old 05-11-2015, 07:58 PM   #125
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Mayapples are toxic through purgative and Cytostasis (preventing cell growth). Because of this, there is heavy research in using this "toxin" as a anti-cancer product.

There is suggestions that animals will eat things, motivated by cravings maybe, to eat toxic plants in limited quantities, as a sort of self medicating.

A lot of plants would look like mayapple stubs, so hard to say.
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