BEWARE: 10 Deadliest Plants on Earth

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Oxygen, the source of our life is produced by the beautiful nature. We hear everyday that we must protect this nature to protect mankind. Yes, that is the truth, plants and trees must be grown as it would keep this world healthy and beautiful. But there are plants that you might not like to come across. They may harm you, can be painful and may even kill you. Here are the ten deadliest and most dangerous plants that you need to be aware of and make sure you never plant them. They can be anywhere in the roads, forests or even in your own garden. Make sure you are long away from them..

1. Nerium Oleander

A.K.A: Oleander

Found In: Asia and Europe


Known to be the most poisonous plant in the world, Nerium Oleander attacks one’s gastrointestinal system and can kill within minutes. Although very few death cases are reported, this plant is carefully studied and experimented. They are known to contain cardiac glycosides. It remains uneffected to birds and few animals, but this plant posses a high alert for humans .

2. Dieffenbachia

A.K.A: Dumb Cane

Found In: Argentina and West Indies


One of the most frequently used and seen plant, also used as a indoor plant for show casing and air purification, Diffenbachia can be a dealy food when consumed. They although have been found to contain cancer treating agents, they must kept away from the reach of kids and animals, as they would take lives in matter of seconds.

3. Acokanthera spectabilis

A.K.A: Bushman’s Poison

Found In: South Africa


They do contain some medicinal purposes, but when used in tip of arrows, they can kill anyone within minutes. They taste sweet and surely looks attractive with black berries, but they must be avoided and kept away from kids. They also produce a lingering scent that would make you go near it, but again be aware of this cunning plant.

4. Ageratina Altissima

A.K.A: White Snakeroot

Found In : North America and parts of Europe


It is one of the most poisonous plants and it contains the toxin Tremetol. It is so fatal and deadly that on digested by cows, the milk would turn poisonous and can kill human beings. This poisonous occurrence is also termed as milk sickness. In early 19th century many were killed by milk sickness and it still threatens people and animals.

5. Menispermum Canadense

A.K.A: Common Moonseed

Found In: North America, Canada


Often mistaken with grapes, this plant is one of the most deadliest in the world. It contains poison in almost all its parts and the poison present is known as alkaloid dauricine. While gathering grapes, one must examine it carefully, as it looks like grapes and can be very fatal if consumed.

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