World's Most Poisonous Flowers Toxicity and Symptoms Two
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World's Most Poisonous Flowers Toxicity and Symptoms Two

The beautiful flowers and colorful berries of poisonous plants are often the main reason of poisoning among children. One way of educating children about poisonous plant is to show them videos and pictures of the plant species so that in case they encounter these plants they are aware that these are toxic and not to be eaten.

The beautiful flowers and colorful berries of poisonous plants are often the main reason of poisoning among children. One way of educating children about poisonous plant is to show them videos and pictures of the plant species so that in case they encounter these plants they are aware that these are toxic and not to be eaten.

Here’s the final list of the most poisonous flowers from around the world.

Western Water Hemlock

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Scientific name: Cicuta douglasii

Common name/s:  Western Water Hemlock

Origin: North America

Toxicity:  It contains the toxin cicutin and is dangerous both to humans and animals.

Symptoms: When ingested, symptoms are excessive salivation, frothing at the mouth, in-coordination, nervousness, seizure, tremors, weakness and respiratory failure

Distinction: Western Water Hemlock is the most poisonous plant in North America

Mountain-Laurel 

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Scientific name: Kalmia latifolia

Common name/s: Mountain-laurel or Spoonwood

Origin: North America

Toxicity: It contains andromedotoxin and arbutin making it deadly to humans and animals except cats and dogs

Symptoms: Irregular breathing, repeated swallowing, anorexia, profuse salivation, watery eyes and nose, cardiac distress, paralysis, convulsion and coma

Lily of the Valley

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Scientific name: Convallaria majalis

Common name/s: Lily of the Valley

Origin: Asia and Europe

Toxicity: the flowers and all parts of the plant is poisonous. It contains about 38 different cardiac glycosides.

Oleander

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Scientific name: Nerium oleander

Common name/s: Oleander

Origin: Southwest Asia

Toxicity: All parts of the plant are toxic to humans and animals. It contains the cardiac glycosides oleandrin and oleandrigenin

Symptoms: Gastrointestinal and cardiac effects - nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, excess salivation, irregular heart rate, drowsiness, seizure, tremors, collapse and coma

Spotted Water Hemlock

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Scientific name: Cicuta maculata

Common name/s: Spotted Water Hemlock, Spotted Cowbane, Spotted Parsley and Suicide Root

Origin: North America

Toxicity: It contains the toxin cicutin and is extremely poisonous

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, tremor, severe cramps, violent and painful convulsion, amnesia

Distinction: North America’s most toxic plant

Chinese Aconite

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Scientific name: Aconitum carmichaelii

Common name/s: Chinese Aconite, Carmichael's Monkshood, Chinese Wolfsbane, Fu Zi and Wu Tou

Origin: East Asia

Toxicity: The flowers and all other parts of Chinese Aconite are extremely toxic

Symptoms: Ingestion causes nausea, vomiting among others

See also

Watchout For the Kids: These Plants Are Extremely Toxic

World’s Most Poisonous Flowers Symptoms and Toxicity

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