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7 Beautiful But Toxic Flowers Around Us

Those 7 flower plants are beautiful and popular, however they are also Toxic!

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Those flower plants are beautiful and popular, however they are also Toxic. Here are some with the photos so you can easily identify them.

Scroll to the bottom to learn about toxicity classes.


Mountain Laurel / Kalmia latifolia

Toxicity class: 2

Azalea

Toxicity class: 1

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Bushman's poison / Acokanthera

Toxicity Class: 1

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Cardinal flower

Toxicity class: 1

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Carolina Cherry Laurel

Toxicity class: 1

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Cestrum

Toxicity class: 1

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Golden chain tree

Toxicity class: 2

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Class 1 - Major Toxicity: These plants may cause serious illness or death. If ingested, immediately call the Poison Control Center -- (800) 222-1222 -- or your doctor.

Class 2 - Minor Toxicity: Ingestion of these plants may cause minor illnesses such as vomiting or diarrhea. If ingested, call the Poison Control Center or your doctor.

Class 3 - Oxalates: The juice or sap of these plants contains oxalate crystals. These needle-shaped crystals can irritate the skin, mouth, tongue, and throat, resulting in throat swelling, breathing difficulties, burning pain, and stomach upset. Call the Poison Control Center or your doctor if any of these symptoms appear following ingestion of plants.

Class 4 - Dermatitis: The juice, sap, or thorns of these plants may cause a skin rash or irritation. Wash the affected area of skin with soap and water as soon as possible after contact. The rashes may be very serious and painful. Call the Poison Control Center or your doctor if symptoms appear following contact with the plants.