Top 10 Most Dangerous Plants In Maryland
Crown Of Thorns:the crown of thorns releases a milky, sap-like substance that causes blisters, rashes, inflammation, and itchy skin.
Poison Oak:There are two types of poison oak, the above Toxicodendron Pubescens, and the Toxicodendron Diversolobum. The former is the Atlantic poison oak and the latter is the Pacific poison oak.
Poison Sumac:Poison sumac is probably the nastiest of the poisonous three—oak, ivy, and sumac—and is capable of causing severe skin reactions even from the briefest contact.
Spotted Water Hemlock :That’s a pretty frightening statement, especially because it’s a fairly prevalent plant. Spotted water hemlock is very poisonous to both people and pets (animals of all kinds really, but especially pets).
Giant Hogweed:Giant hogweed is number one because it is probably the single most dangerous plant in Maryland. While the giant hogweed has always been known for causing painful blisters.
Jimson Weed :Jimson Weed overwhelmingly grows in agricultural spaces throughout the state of Maryland, thriving on the more fertile soil.
Tansy :this plant is known to cause upset stomach, painful inflammation in the bowels, and convulsions (the latter being the worst-case scenario).
Poison Hemlock:The plant is native to Asia, Europe, and Africa and, like the above-listed plants, was brought to North America during colonial times.
Queen Anne’s Lace:Queen Anne’s Lace is an invasive plant in the United States. The plant is native to Asia and Europe, brought over by the original colonists as a medicinal plant.
Wild Parsnip:Wild parsnip resembles Queen Anne’s lace and spotted water hemlock, however, its flowers are yellow instead of white. Also, like Queen Anne’s lace, wild parsnip is native to Asia and Europe.