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BryonyBryonia is a genus of flowering plant in the cucumber family. Bryony is its most well known common name. The only English species, B. alba (White Bryony), grows in hedgerows as far north as Yorkshire. Bryonies are occasionally grown in gardens, sometimes accidentially, sometimes deliberately so. Some species find use in herbal medicine. Generally however, these plants are poisonous, some highly so, and may be fatal if ingested.


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