Can a Passion Flower Be Harmful?

According to Passiflora Online, all parts of the passion flower vine contain cyanide. As the fruit matures, quantities of cyanide drop in the fruit to the point where it can be eaten safely. As a rule, consider all parts of the plant, with the exception of the ripe fruit, as being toxic.

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