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By elaineo
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Let's talk about plants that kill for sport. Plants that use deadly force in the name of self-defense, or plants that murder for fun. Carnivorous plants are the Jeffrey Dahmers of the plant world; now let's see some Jack the Ripper.

If you grow any murder-plants, let's see them!

As an incentive, I have the following murderous seeds to share:
Papaver somniferum
Nicotiana tabacum
Ricinus communus
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By oval
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I used to have Nicotiana tabacum with sticky hairs on the stems full of dead bugs. It had nice-looking flowers.
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andynorth wrote: Fri Nov 03, 2023 7:39 pm Cashews are also poisonous until cleaned after being harvested.
True! They are in the same plant family as poison ivy. ACK! How could I forget poison ivy?? I HATE THAT STUFF. SO. MUCH.
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Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum). It can cause painful burns and permanent scarring. Brushing against or breaking the plant releases sap that, combined with sunlight and moisture, can cause a severe burn within 24 to 48 hours.
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By evenwind
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I dunno. Does this count?
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