Dangerous Plants: Do You Know What They Are?

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Dangerous Plants: Do You Know What They Are? - Quiz

Test your knowledge of poisonous plants! Do you know the difference between the ones that are harmless and the ones that wreak havoc?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is this oleander plant poisonous?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Only to animals

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The leaves and branches of this plant are highly toxic. The toxins affect the heart, produce severe digestive upset and can cause death.

    Photo by Jennifer Benner

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  • 2. 

    Watch out for the beautiful, yet poisonous impatiens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Non-toxic! Just beautiful.

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  • 3. 

    It's a little known secret that adding the berries of the mistletoe plant to any dish gives your family a sweet surprise! 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Do not eat! Eating mistletoe berries will kill you.

    Photo by Steve Willis under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0.

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  • 4. 

    Hostas are poisonous to which species? 

    • A.

      Dogs and cats

    • B.

      Deer

    • C.

      Humans

    Correct Answer
    A. Dogs and cats
    Explanation
    Hostas are poisonous to cats and dogs...but deer love them!

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  • 5. 

    Which symptom is NOT associated with azalea poisoning?

    • A.

      Nausea/vomiting

    • B.

      Diarrhea

    • C.

      Headaches

    • D.

      Difficulty breathing

    Correct Answer
    C. Headaches
    Explanation
    Photo by Chris Curless

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  • 6. 

    Which fruit's seeds, when digested, release cyanide?

    • A.

      Orange

    • B.

      Cherry

    • C.

      Tomato

    • D.

      Watermelon

    Correct Answer
    B. Cherry
    Explanation
    Cherry seeds contain a compound that releases cyanide when eaten.

    Photo by username: Crewe under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0.

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  • 7. 

    Which part of the rhubarb is poisonous to eat?

    • A.

      Skin of the stalk

    • B.

      Leaves

    • C.

      Inside of stalk

    • D.

      Roots

    Correct Answer
    B. Leaves
    Explanation
    Ingesting rhubarb leaves causes convulsions and coma, followed by rapid death.

    Photo by username: whitneyinchicago under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0.

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