Question about pest mammals and bulbs

David Pilling
Sun, 04 Jan 2009 04:33:51 PST
One idea 
is that the Amaryllis family (daffodils, snowdrops) contain needle like 
crystals (raphides) as a defence against being eaten.

I presume this explains why tulips in the garden are eaten and snowdrops 
left kicking around on the surface are untouched.

One often sees the poisonous plants in a field of animals left untouched 
rather than lots of carrion - they're not stupid.

David Pilling
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