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Water Hemlock is one of the most toxic plants in the US

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Pigweed Pokeweed Rhubarb Water Hemlock Yew
Danger Pigweed causes trouble breathing followed by trembling and weakness, then potential coma and death. All parts of this plant cause diarrhea, colic, bloody stools, possible anemia, and occasionally death. The leaves of rhubarb plants are dangerous to pets. They cause trembling, difficulties breathing, weakness, diarrhea, and increase in drinking and urinating. They can be fatal. Water hemlock is very dangerous and kills quickly. It causes dilated pupils, foaming at the mouth, muscles spasms, and convulsions. Death comes within 15 minutes to about 2 hours. Yew causes problems breathing, trembling and weakness, heart problems, stomach irritation, and very sudden death.
Binomial Name Amaranthus retroflexus Genus: Phytolacca Genus: Rheum Genus: Cicuta Taxus canadensis
Also known as Red-root Amaranth
Redroot Pigweed
Common Amaranth
polk salad
polk sallet
inkberry or omb
the root known as "rha" or "rheon" Cowbane Canadian Yew
Native to Europe
Tropical America
North America
South America
East Asia
New Zealand
Asia Northern Hemisphere mainly North America central and eastern North America
Uses ... Young pokeweed leaves can be boiled three times to reduce the toxin, discarding the water after each boiling. The result is known as poke salit, or poke salad, and is occasionally available commercially. ... ... Taxus canadensis is also being harvested in northern Ontario, Qubec and Atlantic Canada as the plant is a source of the class of poisonous chemicals known as taxanes, which have been a focus for cancer research.
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