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    Is there a list of the 10 most poisonous plants in North America.....?


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    Here it is. Scroll down the page a bit and there you'll find it.

    http://green-magazine.blogspot.com/2...poisonous.html
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    Here's another "Top 10" list for horses:

    http://www.raspberryridge.com/Featur...s%20plants.htm
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    good post on the horses ken thanks
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    Those are the "MOST" poisonous plants in North America......????? Really.....? No Baneberry..?? or Death Camas...??? or Monkshood...???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Here's another "Top 10" list for horses:

    http://www.raspberryridge.com/Featur...s%20plants.htm
    Oh, come on now! Just because I eat like a horse do mean you had to post a top ten for horses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Reeves View Post
    Oh, come on now! Just because I eat like a horse do mean you had to post a top ten for horses.

    By the way, have you tried these for quality control yet?
    No, we outsource some of our tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    No, we outsource some of our tests.
    Understandably. It seems like the last pace you will find edible plants is the flowerbed.

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    Maybe I need to ask the question differently. Hold the Horse, dog, monkey, poisonous plants.

    FOR HUMANS; WHAT IS THE MOST POISONOUS PLANTS FOUND IN NORTH AMERICA. Sorry I was not clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopeak View Post
    Maybe I need to ask the question differently. Hold the Horse, dog, monkey, poisonous plants.

    FOR HUMANS; WHAT IS THE MOST POISONOUS PLANTS FOUND IN NORTH AMERICA. Sorry I was not clear.
    I'm trying, hopeak.

    http://www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/eco/yourfo...nousplants.pdf
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    Hopeak, there is a list of poisonous plants in my Peterson field guide. Here are some of the ones known to have caused fatalities.

    American Yew
    Azalea
    Baneberries
    Black Locust
    Canada Moonseed
    Castor-bean
    Common Tansy
    Ergot
    False Hellebore
    Horsechestnut, Buckeye
    Jimsonweed
    Lantana
    Laurel
    Mistletoe
    Monkshood
    Mushrooms
    Nightshades
    Pokeweed
    Rhododendron
    Water-hemlock
    White Snakeroot
    Wild Cherries
    Yellow Jessamine

    There are many others considered poisonous but these have been documented to have caused death.

    Page 7 if anyone has Edible Wild Plants of Eastern/Central North America.

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    Rick, Thank you......Now to refine it farther, which is the three most leathal.......?

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    Pokeweed... I love that stuff. Around here we all call it Poke Salad. We actually treat it like turnip or collard greens and eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerXanatos View Post
    Pokeweed... I love that stuff. Around here we all call it Poke Salad. We actually treat it like turnip or collard greens and eat them.

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    So you carefully read the question, and this is your answer to what is the most poisonous plant.......?

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    I know that my knowledge of wild edibles (and poisonous plants) is pretty weak, but I was wondering the same thing.
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    According to the CDC, Water Hemlock is the most poisonous plant in North America.

    "Water hemlock -- also known as beaver poison, children's bane, death-of-man, poison parsnip, and false parsley -- is in the same family as parsley, parsnips, celery, and carrots. It is similar in appearance to parsnips, smells like fresh turnips, and tastes sweet, but it is the most toxic indigenous plant in North America."

    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwR/preview/mmwrhtml/00026056.htm

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    I can offer up some books.

    Human Poisoning from Native and Cultivated Plants. Hardin, James W. and Jay M. Arena.

    Poisonous Plants of the United States and Canada. Kingsbury, John M.

    Deadly Harvast: A Guide to Common Poisonous Plants. I don't know the author of this one.

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    I just stumbled upon this and thought it was good advice:

    There are bold mushroom hunters and there are old mushroom hunters, but there are no old bold mushroom hunters. --- A wise person

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    Here is a nice site from Purdue University (Yeah, Indiana!) that lists plant by Extremely Toxic, Moderately Toxic and Minimally Toxic. I think that's about the best we're going to get. I don't know that being dead from Hemlock is better or worse than being dead from Castor Bean. (shrug).

    http://www.vet.purdue.edu/depts/addl/toxic/bytox1.htm

    Be sure to check out Animal Affected in each of the plants listed.

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