Toxic Shrubs And Plants To Avoid While In The Wild

Poison Sumac

Like what we said earlier, poison sumac is closely related to poison ivy and poison oak. It is a woody shrub that contains a toxic resin, which is a serious irritant. Burning poison sumac can cause internal irritation, diarrhea, and inflammation. So when you are in the wilderness, be careful when gathering woods to start a fire.


Tansy contains a poisonous alkaloid, which is extremely dangerous not only to animals but also to humans. When ingested, it could lead to liver failure and other complications.

These are just some of the toxic shrubs and plants that you may encounter while you are camping or hunting in the forest. Make sure that you carefully look at the plants that you are touching, eating, or burning while you are out there.

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