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Top ten poisonous plants

Top ten plants

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Aconitum

Aconitum

A lot of people find this plant very beautiful. Though its beauty is nice and all, the whole plant is poisonous. It mostly effects gardeners, and people who mistake its root as horse radish. This plant can cause long term heart problems if death doesn't occur first. Nazis used to lace their bullets with aconite to cause further damage.

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Nerium Oleander

Nerium Oleander

Even though this flower looks pretty, and gives off a nice scent, it is the most poisonous plant on earth.This plant has toxins on all parts of it. It is covered with oleander and neriine. Oleander is so poisonous, humans can die by eating the honey of a bee that has digested the oleander. Humans and most animals can be victims to its poison. The odds of surviving more then a few hours is unlikely and one of the treatments to it is to eat active charcoal to soak up as much of the poison as possible

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Cicuta/ Water Hemlock

Cicuta/ Water Hemlock

This plant is the second most poisonous plant on earth. The toxins of this plat is mainly in the roots. Its called Cicutoxin. People mistake this with parsnip. The toxins has side effects such as painful convulsions, vomiting, cramps, nausea, and muscle tremors. Cows who eat this tend to die withing 15 minutes of digestion.

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Abrus Precatorius/ Rosa Pea

Abrus Precatorius/ Rosa Pea

This plant makes black and red seeds. The seeds help make jewelry and are popular prayer beads. The toxin the plant contains is called Abrin, they are only poisonous when the seed is damaged, about 2.5 milligrams is enough to kill a human.

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Atropa Belladonna

Atropa Belladonna

This pant is dangerous for humans, but safe for animals and birds. The poison attacks the nervous system and attacks muscles that work involuntary, such as your heart, diaphragm and such. 2 berries would kill a baby, and about 20 berries would kill a human, though they are sweet.

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Castrol oil plant

Castrol oil plant

At first this plant was only in Africa, but now is world wide. This plant contains ricin. The poison is found in the seed with high concentration. It is dangerous, but not often digested by humans because it is in the seed and no one eats the seed unless its sunflower seeds and such.

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Taxus Baccata

Taxus Baccata

These are giant trees and are symbols of spirituality and immortality in certain religions. All parts of the tree, except for the park is poisonous. Though it can be deadly, it doesn't always result in death. The leaves and seeds are sometimes used for medical purposes.

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Ageratina Altissima

Ageratina Altissima

This plant killed Abraham Lincolns Mother. The poison that this plant contains is called trementol. This poison usually effects humans who drink the milk from a cow who has digested the plant. Though, sometimes it also effects the animal and the cow never gets to make milk because it dies.

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Jimsonweed

Jimsonweed

This plant is used for spiritual and voodoo practices. It originated in america, but has spread all around the world now. This plant causes hallucinogens. Though it can be dangerous, it is also used for medical practices. This plat is highly fatal because of its toxins despite is beauty.