How to Identify and Stay Safe from Contact-Poisonous Plants – Infographic

Stories abound, in fantasies and fairytales, of nasty stepmothers and mean wizards who created poison from forest plants. Fortunately, their wicked plans were always thwarted! Hemlock, monkshood, bloodroot, poison ivy…these are some names that fiction has made famous, but these poisonous plants really exist, as do hundreds of others, found around the world.

This infographic lists 23 contact-poisonous plants that grow wild and highlights the possible effects of toxins from these plants – from mild itching, rashes, or hives, to the extreme cardiac arrest, paralysis and convulsions. Remember, don’t ignore the signs, seek medical help!

How to Identify and Stay Safe from Contact-Poisonous Plants - Infographic

Infographic Source: 23 Plants That Are Poisonous To The Touch by Dermatology Doctor

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