7 Deadly Plants You Should Never Eat

Poison Oak
Poison Oak

We know, we know: it’s not all that likely that you’ll ever be walking around munching on wild plants while you’re in the backcountry. There are much, much better things to eat. Still, curiosity, desperation, in the case of a survival scenario might tempt you into a little impromptu foraging. And while a majority of the plants you’re likely to encounter are probably harmless, a few are actually deadly

Here are 7 Deadly Plants You Should Never Eat

1. Angel’s Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet
Angel’s Trumpet

All members of the Solanaceae family are poisonous when ingested, with symptoms that include diarrhea, migraines, and partial paralysis,

2. Morning Glory

Morning Glory
Morning Glory

A beautiful plant that contains the potent hallucinogen LSA, a cousin to LSD. You’ll be a danger to yourself and others if you go on a bad trip with this stuff.

3. Poison Oak

Poison Oak
Poison Oak

It’s unlikely you’d get so far as to eat poison oak, given that it will give you a nasty rash on your hands and face first. But in the event that you do, just know that it will give you severe gastrointestinal problems when ingested

4. Poke Weed

Poke Weed
Poke Weed

Pokeweed is common in the American south and is often prepared as a soul food dish. If eaten raw, however, pokeweed can cause convulsions, vomiting, and respiratory paralysis.

5. Doll’s Eyes

Dolls Eyes
Dolls Eyes

Also known as “White Baneberry,” this plant is native to eastern and northern North America. The whole plant is toxic, but the sweet tasting berry contains a carcinogenic toxin with a dangerous sedative effect on cardiac muscles.

6. Moon Seed

Moon Seed
Moon Seed

Common in eastern North America, these colorful berries can cause paralysis if consumed in large enough doses

7. English Yew

English Yew
English Yew

Considered one of the deadliest tresses on the planet, the English Yew has a majestic lush appearance. All parts of this tree, including the red berries, are extremely poisonous, and there is no known antidote