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Most Poisonous Deadliest Plants On Earth

  We are usually familiar with the plants which are in our backyard. Now, ViraLifearth found some of  the poisonous plants which you will never want in your backyard. 

Check out the below mentioned 8 most poisonous plants on the earth.

1-  Manchineel

Manchineel tree

about Manchineel tree


This plant is growing in Northern South America and Southern north America. Every part of this plant is full of poison and it seems like an apple like fruit which is one of the most poisonous in its kind.

Its another name is Apple Of Death. A touch from this plant can cause painful blisters all over the skin and can even erode the paint of the vehicle.

This plant can cause eye injury and cornea. In some of the parts in America the area which consists of these plants are marked as X.


2- Larkspur

 Larkspur plant


This plant is commonly found in the Northern Hemisphere and tropical Africa.

The seeds and young plants are both toxic to humans and animals The more interesting fact about this plant is that, toxicity of this plant decreases as it becomes old.

According to USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) once anyone gets in touch this plant then some following symptoms can be seen like:
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Weakness in body
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Respiratory problem
It can even occur Paralysis and Death also. This plant is responsible for most of the death of cattle and other grass animals who chew grasses with this plant itself.


3- Foxglove

Foxglove plant


Every single part of this part is poisonous which includes seeds, stems, flowers and leaves.

These plants consists of the chemical namely Digitalis Glycosides which directly reacts on heart if consumed by humans or animals.

Below are the symptoms which occur after consuming any part of this pant:
  • Digestive Issues
  • Headache
  • Blurred Vision
  • Confusion
Eventually, Death can also take place.


4- Chinaberry

Chinaberry plant


This tree in Australia know as white cedar. But in several parts of the world it's also known as Melia azedarach, the Pride of India, an umbrella tree and Persian lilac.

 This tree grows a poisonous berry like fruit which can effect nervous system of humans. Eating 6-8 berries are enough to kill a person. However, birds can tolerate this poison and they eat fruits and spread the seeds.

The flowers on the tree, which is native to Australia and Southeast Asia, are small with light purple and white petals of five, and they often grow in clusters.


5- Rosary Pea

Rosary Pea plant


This plant also known as Abrus precatorius and its peas seems cute and eatable but its a deadly mother nature plant.

This plant got it's name due to the excessive use in ornaments and rosaries. They are used in jewellery manufacturing around the world. Many of the jewelry makers have died after pricking a finger while handling a rosary pea.

Its seed consists of poison - a close relative of ricin and one of the most fatal toxins on Earth.


6- Oleander

Oleander plant


This plant can be commonly seen in gardens and often schools. It's one of the most toxic plants in the world. It can be really dangerous to children and even if it's getting burnt then also it can much dangerous to the people.

This plant is very famous in Sri Lanka for suicide where oleander poisonings exceed 150 per 100,000 people each year. About 10 percent of those cases are fatal.


7-European Yew

European Yew


As the name suggests, this tree is mostly found in Europe, North West Africa and Middle East.

Every part of this slow growing tree is poisonous.It's been reported that some people often committed suicide after eating the leaves or seeds of this plant. Sometimes, a person or animal can die after swallowing it's seeds or leaves.

Symptoms include:
  • Fast Heart Rate
  • Muscle Spams
  • Labored Breathing

8- Doll's Eye

Doll's Eye


Please don't start thinking about the Annabelle doll now. Doll's eye is the creepy looking berry in while color having black dots which look like its eyes.

Consuming this fruit of Doll's eye plant can actually kill you. The fruits have cardiogenic toxins which have immediate results on cardiac muscle tissue.

The symptoms of poisoning includes:
  • Burning of mouth
  • Burning of throat
  • Salivation
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Hallucinations

So, do you know any other plants who are more poisonous and dangerous from above mentioned plants? Comment below.

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