We ll love plants, they are wonderful gift of nature. But there are few of them we should be careful off…
They may look harmless enough, but plants can harbor some of the most deadly poisons known. From the death of Socrates by poison hemlock to the accidental ingestion of deadly nightshade by children, poisonous plants have been responsible for human deaths throughout history.
Like animals some plants also makes both physical and chemical types of defense mechanism to escape from herbivorous animals.
Get to know some of the most infamous plants and their poisons with this macabre list.
But most of plants produce different kinds of chemical upon contact with animals or humans.
In that way plants indirectly defend against animals and humans.
Still these plants are grown especially for their medicinal and ornamental values.
Followings are 10 most poisonous plants in the world.
This plant blooms flowers in late spring, color of flowers varies as pink, violet, red, yellow and white. But all part of rhododendron plant contains toxin. High concentration of toxin found within leaves of rhododendron.
##9 Jimson weed
Jimsonweed also known as devil’s weed, hell’s bell and devil’s trumpet. The plant have power to alter mind condition, act as a powerful hallucinogen.
Elements of poison can be found within most of all part of Jimsonweed, mostly concentrated in leaves and seeds.
##8 Angel’s Trumpets
Angel’s trumpets are large shrubs. The plant derive this name from it’s large fragrant flowers. All parts of this plant contains highly poisonous tropane alkaloids.
The high concentration of toxins found within seeds and leaves of angel’s trumpets.
Aconite also called as monkshood, wolf’s bane and Leopard bane. Most parts of monkshood plant contains poisonous alkaloid.
The roots and rot tubers are extreme toxic in nature. Ancient Greeks used it’s toxin for killing leopards and wolfs and it called as wolf’s bane.
Cicuta plant also known as water hemlock, one of the most toxic plants.
The plant also have thick main stem and it contains extreme toxic liquid. It is highly dangerous for humans, will affect central nervous instantly.
5 White Snakeroot
White snakeroots are around three feet tall poisonous plant. The plant contains chemical element known as tremetone.
4 Rosary Pea
More than plant seeds of rosary pea can be easily recognizable, attractive scarlet color seeds. The attractive seeds of rosary pea used as beads in many places of India and Indonesia. At same time it is highly toxic due to presence of natural poison known as abrin.
Oleander plant also known as nerium is an evergreen shrub native to Southeast Asia. It is found as a garden plant and it’s all parts is toxic, mainly concentrated within leaves and stem of the plant.
The plant also blooms sweet smelling flowers in cluster, color varies as white, pink to red. Unfortunately the flowers of oleander also contains toxic elements.
2 Castor Bean Plant
The castor bean plant, the flowering plant from which castor oil comes from is actually highly poisonous. It is also present in other parts of castor bean plants but in low concentration.
1 Astropa Belladonna
Astropa belladonna also known as deadly nightshade an extremely poisonous plant. This plant contains different chemicals that have power to block functions of nervous systems of the body.
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