10 Beautiful Flowers That Can Kill You
Flowers are the natural way to trick an insect into helping a plant to reproduce and grow. Flowers have also ensured that those who absolutely love gardening in their backyards have something wonderful to look at when the blooms come in for the summer. As of right now, there are over 350,000 different species of flowering plants in the world, and most of those are quite calm and peaceful. There are a handful out there, however, that are willing to kill without remorse to get what they want. Here are ten beautiful flowers that are straight killers. Keep an eye out for these flowers and plants in the wild. Your children’s and your own life may depend on it.
Kalmia Latifolia, which is commonly known as a mountain laurel, produces nice pink and white flowers during the late spring months. These flows contain two forms of toxins: andromedotoxin and arbutin. The first can cause the heart to beat dangerously slow and fast at the same time in different areas, causing serious problems. Cardiac arrest is common.
Jacobaea Vulgaris, or ragwort, is a common wildflower within the UK. It is an important part of the local ecosystem, and yet is quite deadly. There are eight toxic alkaloids within the flower, most of which will build up in the liver and cause cirrhosis.