Beware of 10 Poisonous Plants In Your Garden

8. Deadly Nightshade

The deadly nightshade bears its berries from July to October. Its berries, roughly the size of a cherry, are black, shiny, contain a purple juice and sit in a green, star-shaped calyx. The leaves of the deadly nightshade are slightly elliptical and always grow in pairs (one small and one large leaf).

All parts of the plant are poisonous, but three to four berries can already cause symptoms in children:

  • Dilated pupil
  • Dry mouth
  • Reddening of the skin and overheating
  • Racing heart
  • Hallucinations
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