WEB DESK: Who doesn’t love pleasant look plants either in their backyard or park/gardens. Many people actually invest their time and money to get most beautiful plants and flowers just to decorate their lawns which no doubt look beautiful. But, besides all this nature and beauty, some of these plants are dangerous and can affect you seriously.
Here are five of them:
The Golden Rain is a large European shrub up to 7 m (23 ft) tall. The beautiful looking plant is famous for its golden yellow, sweet scented flowers. Also, all parts of this plant are poisonous, but it is the seeds that pose the biggest threat as they can be easily mistaken by children for peapods. It is noteworthy that there have been several poisoning deaths in British children over the past few decades.
This purple coloured plant is known as foxgloves. They are decorative biennial plants priced for their vivid colorful flowers, but it is dangerous to have them in gardens. Moreover, the potential symptoms may be observed in people who ingest this plant is shocking which includes nausea, convulsions, delirium and, in severe cases, arrhythmic heartbeat, tremors, seizures, and even death.
The Larkspur is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants. It is easy to grow in garden and can be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The plant produces spikes of nice colorful flowers, but at the same time it is highly toxic and can cause serious health issues and possibly also death.
Popular since ancient times till date, the Daffodil (or Narcissus). All parts of this plant contain alkaloid poison lycorine, mostly in the bulb but also in the leaves. Moreover. the toxic impacts of ingesting Daffodil products have recognized long ago. Plus, they have even been used in suicide attempts.
The Dieffenbachia is a genus of tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae. Although, the plant is commonly grown indoor, but at the same time its beautiful leaves are so poisonous. It is highly dangerous and precaution should be made if it is present in your garden as it is believed that one bite of this plant can paralyze your voice, two bites paralyze a person.