Whether you are planning to add new plants to your flowerbeds, or you move into a new home and want to check whether the existing landscaping is safe for your children and four-legged best friends, here is a list of common nursery plants that have toxic properties per Forbes and real money casino Australia.
- Castor Bean
Castor Bean can be an interesting addition to the garden, with its enormous tropical leaves and unusual seed pods. Unfortunately, those seeds contain a poison called ricin, which is more deadly than cyanide or rattlesnake venom. Although properly prepared castor oil can be safe as a medicinal treatment, as few as four whole castor seeds can kill an average-sized adult human.
Cherry and all species of the genus Prunus, which includes stone fruits, contain some amount of cyanide throughout their seeds, bark and leaves. Although the fruit is generally safe to consume, nothing else from this family of plants is. Never chew the pits, as this releases the cyanide quickly. Symptoms can range from dizziness to seizure and coma, depending on the amount of exposure.
Beautiful and easy to grow, Clematis are commonly seen climbing up trellis in yards across the country. Unfortunately, Clematis are poisonous plants, though the toxin they contain is somewhat mild. It’s called anemonin. Both people and pets can become symptomatic simply from touching it. Dermatitis is a common symptom, as are ulcers inside the mouths of anyone who eats the plant.
Daffodils make wonderful landscape bulbs, especially in areas where deer and rabbits are chronic problems. But have you ever wondered why deer leave these bulbs alone? The entire plant contains a toxin called lycorine, which is most concentrated in the bulb. Eating any part of these plants can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Foxgloves are beautiful, but can be extremely dangerous to anyone who might put any part of the plant in their mouth. It contains several heart-affecting compounds, including digitalis and cardiac glycosides. Ingestion is extremely serious, as it can cause an irregular or slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, hallucinations and confusion, along with a laundry list of less severe symptoms like diarrhea, according to experts from high roller online casinos.
Both a festive adornment and common landscape shrub or tree, Holly can also be a poisonous plant during certain times of the year. Although the prickly leaves are rarely an issue, the berries contain a caffeinelike alkaloid, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and drowsiness. As long as you remove any holly berries from plants near the ground, your holly plants should pose a minimal threat.
The old-fashioned mop-headed flower may not look dangerous, but if any part of the plant is ingested, it can become pretty serious. Because Hydrangeas contain amygdalin, which, when metabolized, produces cyanide, it can be big trouble to all sorts of mammals. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but skin contact may also cause dermatitis or a rash.