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Are Hibiscus Plants Poisonous to People?

By Elizabeth Balarini ; Updated September 21, 2017
Hibiscus flowers are not toxic.
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According to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, hibiscus plants are considered "toxicity category 4." This means that the plant and its blossoms are considered nontoxic to humans. They are not only nontoxic, they are also considered to have have health benefits. The blossoms are often eaten or steeped to make a tea.


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Elizabeth Balarini is a freelance writer and professional blogger who began writing professionally in 2006. Her work has been published on several websites. Her articles focus on where her passions lie: writing, web development, blogging, home and garden, and health and wellness. Balarini majored in English at the University of Texas at San Antonio.