Monday, December 15, 2014


Plants are wonderful: they are covered with leaves, they filter the air and look great. Needless to say - without them we would not have survived. They convert carbon dioxide in the basil leaves and raspberry. And they look great in the living room! Whether it's a living room or kitchen, every room looks a little better, if it contains a piece of Mother Nature. So, yes - the plants just wonderful. At least most of them. Unfortunately, not every plant can coexist with humans. In fact, in nature there is a surprisingly wide range of horrific plants that can not be accurately entered into the house or grow close to the people. Some of them have a pungent smell, some poisonous, there are those who are hurt, there are even some strange plants that feed on bird droppings (can this plant is planted near the place where you put your car). Here are the plants that absolutely not worth it to plant in my house. Heracleum mantegazzianum (Giant Hogweed)


As with all good plants from Heracleum mantegazzianum there are a number of interesting features. This plant is also known as giant hogweed, tree-cow parsnip and Caucasian hogweed. The name sounds pretty edible, however, his sticky juice make you cry out in pain. Juice Heracleum mantegazzianum is Phytophotodermatitis, it means that your skin after contact with the juice becomes hypersensitive to ultraviolet light. If the skin, which got juice Heracleum mantegazzianum, falls under the rays of the sun on it instantly appear burns and blisters. And it is difficult burns like "oh, I have combed a hand." Heracleum mantegazzianum juice is much more toxic than poison ivy. Contact with this juice in the eye, even in very small quantities can lead to blindness.

The massive appearance of this invasive weed in Ontario in 2012, at times raised the awareness of Canadians about the horrific effects of its juice. The clear sap causes blisters and scars that are similar to those that remain on the skin after a chemical burn. If this sounds horrible enough, you should know that in the juice Heracleum mantegazzianum contains chemicals called furanocoumarins, which can cause congenital malformations and cancer. Abrus prayer (Rosary Pea)


The name of this plant sounds pretty harmless, but it can kill. Abrus prayer is also known as the Indian licorice, crab eyes and licorice. This plant is endemic in Indonesia, but was brought in other tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The seeds of this plant contain a toxin known as abrin, which is similar to a known toxin ricin, but is much more dangerous than ricin. It is interesting that the hard seeds are perfectly safe as long as you do not break up. In fact, they may even pass through the digestive system without causing any adverse health effects. But if the body gets toxins contained within the hard shell, even in small amounts, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, severe dehydration, hallucinations and convulsions. Just a few micrograms of toxin can kill a person. However, despite all the risks associated with the seed, some artists dare to take the risk and use them to create beautiful jewelry. If they allow the slightest mistake in handling these seeds, the phrase "to suffer for the sake of art" for them to acquire a completely different meaning. Voronets White (Doll's Eyes) In addition to berries Varanets white very poisonous, they also look terribly due its similarity with cartoon eyes. This plant can often be seen in the northern and western parts of North America. Toxic whole plant, but the largest concentration of toxins stored in the berries. The plant is a carcinogen and has a sedative effect on the muscles, which can often lead to heart failure.However, the birds can eat these berries without any harm to their health. The lucky ones! Hydnellum Peck (Bleeding Tooth Fungus) This fungus looks like a bleeding deformed paste. It produces blisters filled with red slush, which contain pigment having the same qualities as heparin, an anticoagulant. This fungus also known as "strawberry and cream", "tooth with red juice" and "tooth of the devil." Juice inside the bubble contains an anticoagulant called atromentin, which is similar to heparin. Atromentin as heparin to prevent clotting. stinging tree (Gympie Gympie Tree) This plant is endemic in Australia and Indonesia. Hollow tip ends of which are covered with silica gel, breaking off, to leave the ends of the skin. If this sounds painful enough, you should know that the spines contain a potent neurotoxin, known as moroydin that is so strong that the dog died from it, and even horses. Stabbing feeling unbearably painful and can hold from a few days to a few weeks. An article in the «Australian Geographic» tells the story of how one army officer was shot after biting used leaf tree "in the toilet purposes." Yes, he chose suicide torment of stinging tree. African gidnora (Hydnora Africana) This plant with juicy lips is another member of the family "carrion flowers." It stinks like an animal, knocked down on the road, which was prepared by the side of Route 69 (Route 69). This strange flower looks like a vagina and emits a strange smell. Maybe it sounds funny, but put them in a house just is not worth it, because this obscene pink flower emits a pungent smell to attract pollinating insects.These plants, which are endemic to southern Africa, are also parasitic and attach themselves to the roots of plants of the family Euphorbiaceae. They catch the beetles into the trap of his fleshy walls, and then released them after bloom.Lysichiton americanus (Western Skunk Cabbage) What's that smell? Skunk? And here and there, it is Lysichiton americanus, also known as marsh flashlight. Lysichiton americanus endemic Pacific Northwest and thrives in marshy areas.Some aboriginal tribes of the Pacific Northwest of its broad leaves used to wrap them in a salmon or weaving baskets for berry picking. In addition, the roots of American Lysichiton contain a substance called calcium oxalate, which causes a burning sensation in the mouth when eating these roots. Surprisingly in flowers Lysichiton americanus is that they produce heat in a chemical reaction that allows the plant to break through the ice and snow in the spring. Cholya Jumping (Jumping Cholla) No, it is not a movement of the dance, at least for now. This is actually a cactus endemic southwest United States and northern Mexico. This name, this plant has received because of his tendency "to jump" and attack you.When you touch just before it, the cuttings can be easily separated from the plant, giving the impression that they jumped on you. In the rough choli has microscopic hooks, so remove them hurt like hell. Just imagine thousands of tiny triple hooks, and you will understand what is at stake. Nepenthes Lowe (Nepenthes Lowii) This carnivorous plant endemic to Borneo.The stomach of this plant is filled with acidic digestive juices. Due to the fact that the plant grows in the region with poor nutrition, it has to produce nitrogen and other nutrients from animals that fall into jars. The inside of the jar is covered with a layer of wax, because of which the insects slips and falls into the depths of the jar, where they were immediately digested in the style of the Sarlacc (Sarlacc). In addition to insects, these plants also feed on bird droppings and Tupaj. Plant catches droppings falling from the trees, and complements your diet derived from litter nitrogen. Amorphophallus titanum (Corpse Flower) Besides the fact that it is the largest flower on earth, this plant is a member of the ill-fated family "carrion flowers."When the plant blooms, its smell like the smell emanating from the human cadaver. Scientific nomenclature of plants sounds like «Amorphophallus titanum», or "deformed giant phallus." This plant is endemic of Sumatra, Indonesia. The plant uses a putrid odor to attract insects that pollinate it. Flowers plants one-day, and keep a day or even less.


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