Gorgeous But Deadly: 13 Unassuming Poisonous Plants

October 29, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
clipped from webecoist.com

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Doll’s Eyes, Fairy Bells, Miracle Leaf – how can plants with names like these be dangerous? Eat them, and you’ll be sorry you fell for their deceptive names and unassuming appearances. From a tree that can make you go blind to flowers that even kill unsuspecting honeybees, these 13 (more) poisonous plants are anything but innocent.

Manchineel Tree

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The Manchineel tree (Hippomane Mancinella) is so dangerous, it’s often marked with warning signs. Its leaves and small green fruit resemble those of an apple tree, hence the name – which is derived from “manzanilla”, meaning “little apple” in Spanish. But in Spain, this tree is more often known as “little apple of death”. All parts of this tree are so toxic that if you burn it and stand near the smoke, you can go blind.

Heart of Jesus

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Eat the

Doll’s eyes

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With its

Larkspur

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Like its

Privet

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Yellow Jessamine

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Fairy Bells

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Tree Tobacco

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Golden Chain

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Mother of Millions

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Miracle Leaf

miracle-leaf

Windflower

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White Bryony

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White
Bryony
sounds pleasant enough, but

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