Top 10 Poisonous Plants

From LiveScience:

Deceptively attractive, some common flowers and plants can give you headaches, cause convulsions or simply kill you, according to the “Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants” (Springer, 2007). Children under 6 are especially vulnerable; they account for 85 percent of all calls to poison centers, though the most commonly consumed culprits in poison cases are cosmetics, personal care products, cleansers and pills. Most plants are safe, but here are some you need to know about. They might be in your own yard or even in the house.

7 Comments

  1. Surprisingly disappointing. Sure, it has Oleander but no nightshade or even hemlock? For shame. Is this list going by the number of poisonings or just the most poisonous garden flowers?

  2. Very interesting – I know now not to graze in my yard… 😉 Good information to know. As always, thanks for sharing!

Comments are closed.