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They are beautiful, but there is something dangerous in them: poisonous plants are more often in German gardens to find. This is usually not a problem as long as you exercise caution. However, if children live with the household, then you should either do without these plants or educate the kids early enough.
Here is a small selection of popular plants that are not to be trifled with:
- Cherry laurel: The seeds are highly toxic and form hydrocyanic acid
- Foxglove: Eating can lead to cardiovascular problems
- Eisenhut: probably the most poisonous plant in Europe: causes paralysis
- Beans: raw, they are inedible and lead to indigestion
- Deadly Cherry: Both the fruits and the leaves contain alkaloids
- Ivy: if berries are found on ivy, consumption can cause poisoning
- Yew: The pulp is not poisonous, but the seeds are, as are the leaves
If you are a little careful and do the right education, you won't have any problems with these plants.