(TacticalNews.com) – We’ve relied on plants for food and medicine for thousands of years, but it’s still common to confuse some varieties for similar ones. It may not seem like a big deal, but this kind of mistake can be fatal in some instances. The ability to identify certain threats can literally save your life. Stick around to find out how to avoid a costly mistake.
The video above demonstrates how to tell the difference between edible wild grapes and toxic Canadian Moonseeds. Obviously, you’ll want to avoid any plants that are potentially dangerous to consume. Others include:
- Castor beans contain a water-soluble toxin known as ricin, which is removed during the creation of edible castor oil. A single bean, if ingested, is enough to kill an adult. The castor plant’s showy red flowers, in combination with its green-purple leaves, make it a common ornamental plant.
- Pokeweed is a tall, bushy plant with purplish stems that resemble that of rhubarb and fruit that grows in clusters similar to grapes. Eating even a few of these berries can result in severe stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and headaches.
- Horse nettle produces attractive flowers that are yellow and purple. This plant has poisonous berries that look similar to yellow cherry tomatoes.
These are only a few of the poisonous plants you may come across while hunting, camping, hiking, or foraging. Be sure to check out these other deadly plants, so you know how to identify and avoid them.
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