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  • Five most dangerous plants on this planet.

    Survivalists take note.

    https://www.sciencetimes.com/article...ous-plants.htm

  • #2
    gunna go ahead and call BS on that list. Doesn't include Giant Hogweed. Think Manchineel on steroids. Not only will touching it cause blisters, it can cause blindness even if it doesn't get in your eyes.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
      gunna go ahead and call BS on that list. Doesn't include Giant Hogweed. Think Manchineel on steroids. Not only will touching it cause blisters, it can cause blindness even if it doesn't get in your eyes.
      We thought we had giant hogweed at the club but it turned out to be a lookalike.

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      • #4
        where is the list?

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        • #5
          Here are four of them.


          2. Water Hemlock

          Also known as Cicuta douglasii, the water hemlock is a relative to the poison hemlock that has gone down in history for killing the philosopher Socrates. This perennial plant can go up to more than eight feet tall and is usually mistaken for edible plants - parsnips or even celery.
          (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
          Cicuta maculata (Water Hemlock)


          Considered one of the most dangerous plants in North America, mistaken ingestion of the water hemlock would affect nerve impulse transmission up to muscles, risking death through respiratory failure.


          3. Castor Bean

          Originally a native plant from the African continent, the castor bean, or Ricinus communis, its tiny beans are enough to knock off a full-sized human adult. Sitting still, Ricinus is highly allergic and has been known to trigger asthma and skin rashes.
          Its toxicity is worse with the ingestion of beans, causing ricin overdose characterized by nausea, diarrhea, hypotension, and seizures that lasts for a few days. Poisoning by ingestion of the "beans" often begins with a burning sensation from the mouth, nose, and throat and can even lead to death if left untreated.


          4. Oleander

          Nerium oleander, commonly referred to as nerium or oleander, is a shrub with pink flowers. It is historically known as an equally poisonous and visually appealing plant, appearing in texts written by Pliny the Elder. Its bitterness has largely caused animals and humans away from ingesting large amounts of this dangerous plant.
          (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
          Nerium oleander


          Taking in substantial amounts of oleander causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, excessive salivating, and bloody diarrhea. Prolonged exposure of the sap to the skin causes dermatitis and skin irritation.


          5. Manchineel

          It appears that this entire plant was made only to terrorize life around it. The Manchineel is a flowering tree whose parts, almost all of them, are poisonous. The plan is found across the Caribbean and some parts of Central and South America. In the U.S., it is found in Florida.
          (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)


          Manchineel Plant


          To start, its sap is enough to cause blisters upon contact on skin and blindness if it gets in the eyes. Its brightly colored green-apple doppelganger causes oral swelling, enlargement of lymph nodes, throat bleeding, breathing difficulties in even death.
          Given you're familiar with the tree and make no physical contact, simply standing under the tree as it rains can get your skin erupting in blisters. Even though it looks like nothing but trouble, you can't burn it. Burning Manchineel trees would only turn the caustic sap into a fume that also causes blindness upon contact.
          Last edited by 99explorer; 08-07-2020, 02:17 PM.

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