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Which poisonous plants should not be planted in the yard: they can harm humans and animals

Alina MilsentLife
Oleander, ivy, and spotted arum

Poisonous plants can overtake flower beds and vegetable gardens, and sometimes gardeners are not even aware of the danger. Aconite, for example, causes cardiac arrhythmia, heart paralysis, and respiratory problems, and the bright yellow laburnum can even be fatal.

Some plants contain harmful substances and can be toxic to humans and pets. Sante Plus has compiled a list of poisonous plants that you should get rid of immediately.

Autumn cinquefoil (colchicum)

The autumn late bloomer is also called wild saffron, wintergreen, or frostwort. This outwardly very attractive flower with elongated purple petals is actually a serious danger. The plant contains the poisonous alkaloid colchicine. 0.08-0.2% of the poison is found in the bulbs, 0.03% in the leaves, and 0.4-1.8% in the flowers. Even the seeds are poisonous, with a colchicine content of 0.5%. If ingested, colchicine causes vomiting and stomach upset.

Arum spotted

Arum is a herbaceous plant that contains toxic substances. Arum causes skin reactions: irritation, inflammation, and burning. It can even cause swelling of the tongue and lips.

Lily of the Valley

The fragrant and delicate lily of the valley, a symbol of May's warmth, is not such a safe flower. Behind the white bells is a toxic substance that can cause allergic reactions, skin irritation, and heart problems.

Ivy

English ivy, which climbs up the walls, framing doors or windows, looks very aristocratic and attractive. In fact, ivy, also known as Hedera helix, is quite dangerous. Its stems and leaves are very allergenic and can cause dermatitis. And the blueberry-like berries can cause vomiting, abdominal pain, or even hallucinations and seizures.

Oleander

Oleander is quite a popular plant, it is even grown as an ornamental indoor flower. But its stems, leaves, and flowers contain glycosides that are very dangerous for the heart.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you why the fern is also classified as a poisonous plant.

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