20 Of The Most Poisonous Flowering Plants

Have you ever wondered why some flowering plants are toxic? Even though they may appear attractive and harmless, looks can be deceptive. Toxicity is a chemical defense strategy for deadly flowers and plants against predators such as herbivores.

These biological organisms can release toxins or hazardous chemical substances and create defense structures like waxy cuticles, barks, thorns, and spikes. Most of these plants store harmful compounds as non-toxic pre-stage elements that become hazardous only when the plants are harmed.

Some produce acute skin irritation when in touch with any plant part. In contrast, others can cause so much more severe health problems or, in some cases, death if consumed.

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