TERRIFYING PLANTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY QUITE COMMONPLACE
Added on: 27th Dec 2016
TEDDY BEAR CACTUS
Don’t be deceived, that fuzzy look is only due to the
high density of sharp spines covering its stem. The spines
are extremely painful and very hard to remove from the skin.
This plant is part of the nightshade family and is a
powerful deliriant, meaning that it can cause
extremely realistic and terrifying hallucinations
Although not technically plants, these mushrooms are
some of the most toxic on Earth and are responsible
for most cases of mushroom poisoning.
Small doses will cause you to puke uncontrollably.
Large doses will paralyze your respiratory
organs and kill you.
Officially called the Puya chilensis, this plant is native to Chile
and apparently can cause medium sized animals like
sheep to get tangled in its spines. The animal will
often starve to death and provide the plant with nutrients.
Officially known as Aconitum napellus, just touching it
can send you to the hospital. High doses
(typically via ingestion) can kill you.
It’s hallucinogenic effects have been described as
“terrifying and not pleasurable.”
This highly invasive plant is native to Asia, but was
introduced to the United States in the 1800’s.
It tends to propagate quickly and kill other
plant species in the process.
While it’s not toxic, the thorns are quite terrifying.
In fact, its other name is “thorny locust.”