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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

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BRIEF: What would happen if you were exposed to a poisonous plant?


From touching it - I guess some cause rashes (poison ivy. poison oak, stinging nettle, Giant Hogweed-this one can land you in the ER). From eating it? It can make you sick - from mild to severe depending on the plant and the amount you ate. The worst and rarest thing that can happen is that you can die from it.