When it comes to building the best landscape solutions, flowers can be a great choice. However, not all flowers are suitable for your yard. Some flowers can be surprisingly lethal to both humans and animals. Therefore, you need to ensure the right choice of flowers from the outset. In this post, we look at some of the poisonous wild flowers to be wary of when it comes to landscaping.
1. Angel’s trumpet
Angel’s trumpet is one of the seven species of flowering plants classified in the family,Solanaceae. Often referred to as Brugmansia, the plant is amongst the most toxic ornamental plants. Every part of the plant, including the flowers, leaves, seeds, and even the roots contain toxic alkaloids that are widely synthesized into modern medicinal compounds.
Angels trumpet grows quickly in a warm climate. If the plant has a fair amount of sun, it tends to produce blooms all summer long. Although the blooms can be quite attractive, Angel’s trumpet is not the right plant for your backyard, especially if you have kids or animals that might feed on the seeds or leaves.
2. Deadly Nightshade
Another deadly plant you should not think about planting in your backyard is the deadly nightshade. The perennial plant features long and thin branches, while the leaves are oval-shape. Deadly nightshade grows on stalks in an alternate pattern.
Deadly nightshade has attractive berries, but they are poisonous. If ingested, deadly nightshade could cause blurred vision, rashes, headaches, and slurred speech. Therefore, avoid growing deadly nightshade in your backyard, as the berries can be tempting to your kids and pets.
3. Golden dewdrop
Golden dewdrop is a thorny evergreen shrub with blue, purple or white flowers. While the plant is known to beautify compounds, it is among the most dangerous species;parents should be wary of the significant danger it poses to children and pets.
Some of the most toxic parts of golden dewdrop are the leaves and the berries. In fact, reports indicate that the leaves have killed children and even pets. The poisonous plant causes gastroenteric irritation, and if ingested, the patient should seek medical attention immediately.
Oleander is a deadly plant that can cause severe illness or death. The leaves, flowers, twigs, and stems are so poisonous that in case of contact, you should wash your hands with soap and rinse them thoroughly. Just touching the leaves can cause a severe skin irritation. Therefore, although the flowers can be a great addition to your landscape, it is advisable to avoid the plant at all costs.
5. Gympie gympie
Gympie gympie is another poisonous plant never to plant in your yard. The plant’s stinging leaves trigger an intense allergic reaction in its victims and, sometimes, anaphylactic shock. This venomous plant falls within the nettle family. If you spot the plant growing on your property, talk to a professional landscape solutions company for immediate removal.
We have looked at some of the most common poisonous flowering plants. Are you planning structural landscaping and hoping to plant flowers? Avoid the venomous flowering plants we have mentioned. Talk to best landscapers to provide you with the best landscaping solutions. At Blue Tongue Landscaping, we offer the best landscape builders. Our experienced professionals will guide inthe choice of the best and safest flowers for your landscaping.