Toxic Shrubs And Plants To Avoid While In The Wild


Moonseed bears fruits that resemble grapes. Even its leaves look like that of the real grapes. Plus, it’s a climbing vine as well, so anyone may think that this is the real thing. The truth is, moonseed is extremely dangerous when eaten. All of its parts are poisonous, so you really have to be careful when you see this plant in the wild. It usually grows in moist woods, thickets, and banks of streams.

Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper looks like poison ivy, but this plant usually has five leaflets. It can cause rashes. But the danger does not stop there. When ingested, especially its purplish berries, it could cause death. The berries are highly toxic.

This plant grows in some parts of the United States and Canada. They may also be found in other parts of the world.

Black Nightshade

The Black Nightshade is not safe at all to take by mouth as it contains solanin, which is a toxic chemical. Eating this plant at lower doses can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and nausea. In high doses, on the other hand, it could lead to poisoning. Symptoms include irregular heartbeat, drowsiness, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, paralysis, and even coma. It could definitely cause death.

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