We all know how plants add cheer and color to our outdoors. However, some plants are not to be trusted on their looks alone. Here are 5 pretty but poisonous plants you should eliminate from your garden right now.
It looks like a harmless tower of blooms facing downward but a simple brush with this plant can cause you a host of skin problems. Though it has some medicinal properties, this plant needs to be handled carefully. Don gloves if you’re cutting it down. No matter how pretty this plant may be, it is the harbinger of death. If you’re getting rid of it yourself, make sure you have the necessary protective gear. Else, let professionals handle it.
While wolfsbane’s bloom is downwards, fox glove looks like a tower of blooms enchanting you. However, do not let its beauty fool you. If ingested by small amounts, it can make one’s heart slow down and eventually kill a person.
Though most are familiar with poison ivy crawling upwards, poison ivy can also act as a ground cover. It also has a hardy nature in that it can thrive in both sunny and shady places. This tricky plant is also known as an itchy rash plant thus exercise caution in eliminating it from your backyard.
A sturdy shrub with flaming red leaves in the fall, poison sumac can easily be mistaken for poison ivy. One huge similarity the two have in common though is that both cause rashes. Again, one must be handle this with care when removing the pretty but poisonous poison ivy lookalike.
These are just some pretty but poisonous plants that might have been thriving in your backyard. Although they might look like pretty additions to your outdoors, it can be prove deadly to you and your family. Again, exercise caution and necessary protection when eliminating these plants. If you’re not so confident, calling in the professionals who know how to handle these poisonous plants is your best path.