Most TOXIC Plants on Earth

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9. Foxglove
Also known by their more sinister nickname, “the dead man’s bells,” foxgloves can be found growing in the regions of Europe, both western and southwestern, northwestern Africa, and Asia, western and Central. Those who ingest it are said to experience diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Those are just the least horrible of the symptoms. Children are usually the ones who accidentally end up with the plant in their system. Fatalities are pretty rare, but they have been described.

8. Doll’s Eyes
Located in the areas of Canada, Eastern, and Midwestern United States, the doll’s eyes plant grows in these regions because they thrive in the loamy soils. The plant gets its name from the appearance of the white berries it produces with a black scar, thus, making it look like a “doll’s eyes.” The berries also happen to be the most toxic part of the plant as it contains cardiogenic toxins that affects cardiac muscle tissue. This can lead to cardiac arrest and even death.

7. Aconite
This beauty here is also more commonly known as wolf’s bane or monkshood. Considered as being extremely poisonous, most notably the seeds and roots, it is recommended to handle with care by those who do so. With more than 250 species in its genus, aconite is mostly found in the mountainous regions of the Northern hemispheres of Asia and Europe. It should be noted that not all species of aconite are regarded as being poisonous.

6. Lily Of The Valley
With such a sweet-sounding name, the lily of the valley is the exact opposite of sweet as every part of the plant is deemed poisonous. The only thing sweet about it is the pleasant fragrance it gives off which is misleading. Distributed throughout the regions of Europe, North America and Asia, this plant is filled with chemicals that can trigger serious heart problems. Not only that, but those who accidentally ingest it can experience blurred vision, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

5. Rosary Pea
Also referred to as the crab’s eye and the coral bead, the Rosary Pea is an invasive little weed that is known for its pretty clusters of bright red seeds. These seeds have been used as beads in jewelry and in percussion instruments. The seeds are also known for being laced with a toxin known as abrin. Just by ingesting one of these seeds will prove to be fatal to anyone who does so.

4. Water Hemlock
This harmless looking plant is recognized as being the most violently toxic plant in all of North America. This is due to the fact that it contains a toxin called cicutoxin(sic-cue-toxin) that directly affects the nervous system of us humans and livestock. Only a small dose is needed to send us into a state of aggressive seizures. Symptoms such as muscle weakness, twitching, and anxiety can persists for months after a poisoning takes place.

3. Jimson Weed
This plant right here is identifiable by its white flowers and the spiky seed pods that adorn it. Belonging to the nightshade family, Jimson Weed is known for being a very powerful hallucinogen because of the tropane alkaloids it contains, but it is also used in medicinal doses as a painkiller. The lethal dosage is only slightly higher than that of the medicinal dosage which has caused careless users to in being hospitalized or overdosing.

2. Deadly Nightshade
This perennial herbaceous plant is native to the regions of Western Asia, Europe, and North Africa. It’s also managed to be introduced and/or naturalised in certain parts of the United States and Canada. It contains toxins such as atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine(hiya-sigh-ah-mean) that attack and disrupt the body’s parasympathetic nervous system. The poisonous plant has been used since before the Middle Ages for a variety of nefarious purposes such as lacing the tips of arrows and numerous assassinations.

1. The Castor Bean
Currently listed as the Guinness World Record holder for the most poisonous plant in the entire world, the castor bean is as deadly as they come. Also known as ricinus communis, the entirety of the castor bean plant is poisonous, but the seeds are the most as they contain a highly dangerous toxin known as ricin. It’s twelve times stronger than rattlesnake venom and with no cure, death can occur between three to five days. Just seven seeds are enough to bring down an adult human.

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