August 12, 2009---Hannover, Germany: A customer at a Plus store discovered something other than arugula in his bag of salad: common groundsel, Senecio vulgaris. Fortunately, the customer was lucky enough to be a plant expert, and immediately recognized the groundsel leaves, which resemble salad greens. Plus has pulled all of this item from its shelves, and a spokeswoman for the store said that its relationship with the supplier will be affected by the outcome of an investigation. Senecio vulgaris is a yellow-flowering member of the family Asteraceae. Its leaves produce a biocide against being eaten: the toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid senecionine, which can cause liver damage. Now... whether or not eating this amount of groundsel would be fatally toxic---I dunno! But it can't be good, I'm thinkin'. Awaiting Ron B to weigh in with his opinion: True danger, or overblown-by-media threat?