Warning! This article is meant to be a quick overview and not a detailed guide on poisonous flowers. Eating certain plants could lead to serious illness and even death. To learn more, consult with a reputable instructor or trained botanist.
Bright and colorful fruits and berries attract our attention just as much as vibrant poisonous flowers. Since humans have been foraging for naturally-occurring food sources since the dawn of our species, knowing which ones are safe and which are toxic is of the utmost importance. While this quest has revealed countless nutritious and medicinally useful plant varieties, it has also revealed a number of deadly species. As a survivalist, it’s important to be aware of the poisonous plants in your area, so you can recognize and avoid them in the wild.
This helpful infographic from Ava’s Flowers outlines some of the world’s deadliest flowering plants, as well as where to find them. If you resort to foraging in a survival situation, you’ll certainly want to avoid everything on this list—and as always, if you’re not positive what species a plant is, it’s best not to consume it and find out the hard way.
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