karl_lembke (karl_lembke) wrote,

For your deadly garden...

Purple Slinky has a list of the 20 deadliest plants on the planet. You'll be surprised, at first, how many are in gardens around you.

The top 20 are:
Oleander (Nerium Oleander)
Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia)
Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna)
Jimson Weed (Datura Stramonium)
Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia)
Monkshood (Aconitum variegatum)
Yew (Taxus Baccata)
White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)
Water Hemlock (Cicuta)
Moonseed (Manispermum)
Privet (Ligustrum sp.)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
Yellow Jasmine (Gelsemium semperivens)
Larkspur (Delphinium)
Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)
Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
Daphne (Daphne Sp.)
Castor Oil Plant (Ricinus communis)
Doll's Eyes (Actaea pachypoda)
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

The Doll's Eyes is a particularly strange looking plant:


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