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Be careful: which flowers for the garden are actually poisonous

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As a rule, flowers are incredibly attractive and breathtaking. Therefore, inexperienced gardeners usually do not think that some of them are dangerous.

Some plants contain toxic substances that can harm the health of animals and humans. Sante talked about which flowers should be avoided when decorating a garden.

Despite the beauty of some plants, they should be avoided, especially if you have children and pets. Some flowers can emit toxic substances that can cause allergic reactions, poisoning, and other serious illnesses if they come into contact with the skin or the body.

Colchicum

This plant enchants with its delicate pink flowers. However, this beauty is fraught with danger.

Be careful: which flowers for the garden are actually poisonous

All parts of the plant, including the leaves, stem, and buds, contain a poisonous substance called the alkaloid colchicine, which causes digestive upset when ingested.

Arum maculatum

This exotic plant with unusual red flowers that look like an ear of corn looks quite attractive. However, it is important to remember that it contains a dangerous poisonous substance called aroin.

Be careful: which flowers for the garden are actually poisonous

Contact with the skin can lead to severe irritation and burns. And if ingested by a living organism, this flower can paralyze the central nervous system.

Lily of the valley

Lilies of the valley are many people's favorite spring flowers, so it's hard to believe that they are fraught with danger.

Be careful: which flowers for the garden are actually poisonous

Lily of the valley flowers, leaves, berries and stems contain a plant poison that can cause serious heart problems.

Ivy

Evergreen ivy, which is often used for vertical gardening, can be dangerous for both humans and animals, as it is incredibly difficult to distinguish between a poisonous plant and an ornamental one.

Be careful: which flowers for the garden are actually poisonous

Poison ivy contains the oily toxin urushiol, which causes a serious allergic reaction in most people.

Oleander

All parts of oleander contain toxic glycosides that can cause serious health problems.

Be careful: which flowers for the garden are actually poisonous

When ingested, this flower causes heart problems, severe abdominal pain, as well as vomiting and diarrhea.

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