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Deadly red

Nandina, heavenly bamboo or sacred bamboo, is a species of flowering plant native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. Despite the common name, it is not a bamboo but an erect evergreen shrub. All parts of the plant are poisonous, containing compounds that decompose to produce hydrogen cyanide, and could potentially be fatal if ingested. The fruit is a bright red berry 5–10 mm diameter, ripening in late autumn and often persisting through the winter.

Deadly red

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