Poisonous Plants In The Home And Garden. Cultivated Plants. Weeds. Dangerous Plants

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Poisonous Plants In The Home And Garden. Cultivated Plants. Weeds. Dangerous Plants
Poisonous Plants In The Home And Garden. Cultivated Plants. Weeds. Dangerous Plants

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Video: The Poison Garden of Alnwick 2023, February

Growing ornamental plants in the garden, we often do not even realize that many of them are fraught with danger. Some species are poisonous, others contain burning milky juice, still others can cause allergic reactions, and others have sharp thorns and thorns. These plants are especially dangerous for young children playing with everything that catches their eye. To avoid trouble, you need to know "by sight and by name" plants that have dangerous properties.

At the beginning of autumn, the bulbs of spring-flowering species are planted in the gardens: hyacinths, daffodils, tulips, scilla (woodlands), as well as autumn colchicum blooming in autumn (colchicum). These bulbs are poisonous in themselves, and their pre-planting treatment is often associated with the use of various preparations (potassium permanganate, copper oxychloride, foundationol). Do not let children play with the bulbs. From indoor pottery bulbs of amaryllis, gloriosa, krinum are poisonous. It is advisable to process and plant the bulbs with fabric or rubber gloves: this will preserve the health and beauty of your hands.


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Among our favorite garden plants, many are poisonous and should not be eaten in any way (see below). Some of them are known as medicinal, but they need to be handled with care and used for medicinal purposes only as directed by a doctor. Medicinal plants are for the most part poisonous, and ancient healers said that only the dose differentiated poison from medicine.

Poisonous plants also include many wild species that are often grown in gardens.

This is not about banishing poisonous plants from gardens, but about planning their placement correctly. It is necessary to make them inaccessible to small children by planting them in the most distant places in the garden from the playground. Older children can be explained that some plants are edible, while others are purely decorative, you can only admire them, but you cannot pick, taste and play with them.

In autumn, in a garden or forest, the bright orange-red fruits of the lily of the valley attract attention. They are deadly poisonous! But as a floristic material, they are readily used in autumn compositions. In the same capacity is Sosnovsky's hogweed, whose giant umbrellas with seeds are very effective. You can work with it only with gloves; you should not grow it in the garden. Any touch of the greenery of this "giant" leads to severe skin burns.


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There are plants that, in particularly sensitive people, can cause skin irritation through direct contact with them. They usually contain essential oils, milky juice and other biologically active substances.

Some ornamental shrubs have very attractive but completely inedible fruits.

Children can be seriously injured by thorny bushes: gooseberries, rose hips, barberries, blackthorns, hawthorns, blackberries. Often, when injected, the tip of a thorn or thorn breaks off and remains in the body, causing a lot of trouble.

It is also very important not to overload the space around the playground with excessively odorous plants, the aroma of which can cause a headache, as well as attract many insects, especially bees, bumblebees, wasps (they can bite children). Many varieties of lilies, meadowsweet, mignonette, mirabilis, fragrant tobacco, mattiola, levkoi, hawthorn, mountain ash have a strong and not very pleasant aroma.

Special requirements for the assortment of garden plants must be made if someone is susceptible to allergic diseases. In this case, it is often necessary to refuse species with a strong aroma, abundant pollen and sap that irritates the skin.

When planning the arrangement of the garden, it is necessary to carefully think over the range and place of planting of each plant, taking into account the biology of the plants, the presence of children, their age, play preferences and maximum safety for all inhabitants of the garden.


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Dangerous plants

Cultural poisonous plants:

aconite, mountain arnica, marsh wild rosemary, small periwinkle, dioecious bryony, delphinium, castor oil plant, swimsuit, kupena multifloral and fragrant, lily of the valley, hypnotic poppy, spurge, hellebore, foxglove, woolly and purple, lumbago, rhododendron, golden ruddy and pontic ordinary, violet (viola), ash-leaved ash.

Wild plants often grown in gardens:

black henbane, belladonna, ivy-shaped budra, blue cornflower, oakweed anemone, wolfberry, lanceolate starweed, St. and black, corydalis hollow, celandine May and large, spring cleanser, fragrant woodruff.

Plants that can cause skin irritation:

aralia, asparagus, valerian, sweet clover, willow, clematis, poppy, euphorbia, petunia, ivy, wormwood, primrose, nightshade, boxwood, sumac, tobacco, hops, purse, ash, fragrant woodruff.

Shrubs with inedible fruits:

European euonymus, common privet, common and Canadian elder, maiden grapes, hydrangea, Tatar and German honeysuckle, Siberian dogwood, gordovina viburnum, horizontal and shiny cotoneaster, snowberry, yew berry (all parts of the plant are poisonous).

Plants that can cause allergies:


ageratum, marigolds, blue cornflower, geranium, calendula, levkoy, daisy, foxglove, sunflower.


aster, aconite, helenium, cereals, marsh marigold, coreopsis, buttercup, spurge, mordovian, hellebore, yarrow, chrysanthemum.


wisteria, honeysuckle, morning glory, clematis, ivy, hops, rank.

Trees and shrubs:

birch, privet, beech, beech, willow, dogwood, maple, hazel, alder, poplar.

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