“Looks can be deceiving.” This phrase is not just applicable to human or anything but also with plants or flowers. There are wide varieties of flowers that are so beautiful and colorful and seems harmless, but the reality? they have toxins that can make us ill or even kill our kids, pets or even us.
style=”font-family: Georgia, ‘Times New Roman’, serif; font-size: x-large;” />Without a doubt, real flowers and plants make our home refreshing and relaxing. But we should be very careful when choosing what to plant in our garden or what flowers we bring inside our home for interior decorating. Here are 13 common plants but deadly you might have at your home.
Also known as friendly flowers but be careful with the bulbs, because it is the most poisonous part. If you have a pet like a dog or a cat, think twice before planting them in your garden. Ingesting too much could cause vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, tremors, and cardiac arrhythmia.
Popular houseplant but become deadly if ingested. It can cause your airways to swell shut that even brushing your skin it can cause burning or itching. This plan is also known dumb cane or elephant ear.
3. English YewThis entire plant is poisonous, save for the berries, but the seeds are the most toxic of them all. The alkaloids throughout the yew can cause convulsions, paralysis and, in extreme cases, heart failure.
5. FoxgloveBeautiful flower with pretty colors. Seems harmless, but it’s not. These bell-shaped blooms and their berries entice kids but contain a compound used for treating heart failure. Eating them is like “taking an unregulated dose of heart medicine,” according to Poison Control.
7. OleanderFlowers in white, pink or red. But eating only a small part of this plant is enough to harm a child. Symptoms of poisoning include drowsiness, slowed heart rate and shaking. Here in the Philippines it is commonly known as Adelfa.
8. Rhododendron and AzaleaThese beautiful blooms look picture-perfect peeking out over a white picket fence. But the entire plant is highly toxic — ingesting a flower, stem or leaf could lead to abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, paralysis, coma and even death.
9. RhubarbThe garden vegetable’s stems make for delicious pies, but don’t try using leaves. Eating too much will shut down the kidneys, occasionally proving fatal.
10. MistletoeWhether this parasitic plant can cause death has been debated, but it can cause digestive problems, slowed heartbeat and hallucinogenic effects in humans in large doses, and is of particular harm to pets. It is common to see mistletoe attached in a branches of a tree or a shrub.
11. PhilodendronKeep this flowers away from your kids and pets. According to studies, the sap from these houseplants can irritate your skin and mouth, resulting in throat swelling, breathing difficulties, burning pain and stomach upset. But severe reactions are rare.
12.Water HemlockThese small white flowers might appear in your garden as weeds, and if you have curious pets, you should remove them. White hemlock’s toxin which smells like carrot attacks the nervous system and can cause serious harm to animals and humans.
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