There are bold mushroom hunters and here are old mushroom hunters, but there are no old bold mushroom hunter. — A wise person.
Some plants can be poisonous if you eat them. Others can hurt you if you get them on your skin. For some plants, all parts of the plant are poisonous. For others, only certain parts of the plant are harmful. The danger can range from mild irritation to severe illness or death.
Even non-poisonous plants can cause choking if someone tries to eat them. Every situation is different; these lists are just a guide.
The table below is an illustrated list of selected plants. The information divided into 3 sections:
Eating any amount of any wild mushroom could be very dangerous. Mushrooms may look alike but be very different. Call Poison Control right away if anyone eats any part of a mushroom picked from a yard or the woods.
Call Poison Control if you have plants that aren’t on the list.
This table shows a few non-poisonous plants. Familiarize yourself with these, along with the poisonous plants above.
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Some plants can be poisonous if you eat them. Others can hurt you if you get them on your skin. For some plants, all parts of the plant are poisonous. For others, only certain parts of the plant are harmful. The danger can range from mild irritation to severe illness or death. Check out our illustrated list of selected poisonous and non-poisonous plants.
Don’t guess what you should do. Get accurate Poison Control answers online or by phone. Both are free and confidential.
Don’t let the pretty colors fool you. These bell-shaped blooms and their berries entice kids, but contain a compound used for treating heart failure. Eating them is like “taking an unregulated dose of heart medicine,” according to Poison Control.
The sap from these trendy houseplants can irritate your skin and mouth, resulting in throat swelling, breathing difficulties, burning pain, and stomach upset. Severe reactions are rare, but it’s still best to keep philodendrons away from kids and pets.
While they’re most popular around Easter, lilies in the Hemerocallis genus endanger cats even after spring. That includes common tiger and daylily varieties. Eating just a small amount can lead to acute kidney failure or death.
Eating only a small part of this plant (which flowers in white, pink, or red) can be fatal. In one case, just one leaf was enough to harm a child. Symptoms of poisoning include drowsiness, slowed heart rate, and shaking.
Breaking Bad fans will remember that Walter White used this sweet-looking plant for some not-so-sweet deeds. Consuming its toxic compounds — called cardiac glycosides — can send people to the hospital with symptoms like dizziness, vomiting, rashes, and diarrhea. If left untreated, those little bells can even cause death.