Very dangerous plants

Some plants can be very dangerous or irritate, mainly if swallowed, but sometimes even through touch, below are some examples:

  • Foxgloves
  • Monkshood
  • Rue
  • Henbane
  • Deadly Nightshade
  • Laburnum
  • Yew berries
  • Nettles

Please take care when choosing or picking plants and ask for advice.


  • Be sensible and careful.
  • Always find out about a plant before you pick it.
  • Never eat a plant even if your friends say “It’ll be alright”.
  • Ask an adult who knows about plants and herbs.
  • Look in a book or use the Internet – make sure you identify it carefully.
  • Remember – a plant may look pretty but be dangerous.