Golden chain is a common ornamental shrub. Its bright chains of nodding flowers make it particularly attractive; even the seeds look like edible beans or peas. But beware, as golden chain can be deadly. Children, especially, should be warned against picking and eating the toxic beans. The poison in Golden chain can result in a depressed heart and nervous systems and a constant sensation of numbness, especially in the feet and hands. In severe cases, the victim may experience hallucinations and convulsions, before slipping into a fatal coma.