Hazard Information

Route: Ingestion     Plant Part: Seeds, Flowers

Scale: Low

Abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness. One of the highest number of poisoning causes in the country.




Common Name(s)


Latin Name

Laburnum Anagyroides


The leaves are three oval leaflets on a slender stalk. The yellow flowers are on long hanging clusters. Bunches of green seed pods form after flowering turning brown in autumn.


Children are likely to pick pods and eat the seeds within. The laburnum is one of the highest in incidents of poisoning in this country. The flowers are also poisonous.


Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, burning of the mouth and throat followed by drowsiness.

Flowering Period

May to July followed by seed pods after flowering.


Parks and gardens, sometimes found in semi-wild state.