On this page are some of the most severe poisonous plants one might find when looking for food in the wilderness. There are many poisonous plants that you should definitely avoid eating when you're foraging for food in the wilderness. Poisonous plants can make you nauseous, lethargic or even put you in a coma. There are plants that can burn your skin, affect your heart rate, or give you heart failure! The plants on this page are poisonous to humans. Remember - just because you see an animal or bird eating a plant or berry doesn't mean it's safe to eat!
Rules of Thumb for Berries
• Black and blue are good
• If it’s red, use your head
• If it’s white, do not bite!
• In other words, STILL
DO THE EDIBILITY
TEST, but only on Black,
Blue, or Red berries
Warning - Do Not Add These Berries To Your Menu-
An evergreen shrub that can grow to be a tree. The leaves are stiff with sharp points and may be edged with white. The berries are hard and bright red. Eating more than 3 holly berries can cause severe and prolonged nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as drowsiness.
An evergreen shrub with soft bright green needles similar to the "Christmas tree."
The berries are soft red capsules with a hard green stone in the center. Eating more than three yew berries can cause vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness,difficulty in breathing, and changes in your child's heart rate.
This weed can grow up to five feet tall and has thick green-purple stems similar to
rhubarb. Pokeweed berries (also known as ink berries) grow in clusters, like grapes, and ripen from white to green to rose and finally purple. Ripe berries stain the hands purple when crushed. Eating over 10 berries may cause headache, abdominal pain, and severe diarrhea. The leaves and the roots have been used in herbal preparations to induce vomiting.
An evergreen herb with white to pink berries used to decorate for the holidays.
Mistletoe berries are considered relatively non-toxic in small quantities. Large
amounts of the berries can cause stomach upset. Other parts of the plant can also
cause visual disturbances and convulsions. Such complications have been
associated with ingesting extracts of the plant (e.g., tea).
A woody vine often used in fall wreaths and dried flower arrangements. Its
orange-yellow berries are three-part capsules with a seed in each part. They grow
at the point where the leaves join the stems. Eating American Bittersweet berries
can cause stomach upset and diarrhea.
An evergreen tree often used in holiday decorations. Its blue-purple berries have
been used in recipes for flavoring. The safety of juniper berries as a food item
is questionable since abdominal cramps and diarrhea have been reported when
large amounts were eaten.
An evergreen shrub that tends to grow upright with long branches rather than as a bush.
Its bright orange berries grow in clusters so thick that the branches cannot be seen.
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