Category Archives: Nature

10 Deadliest Plants on Earth

1 – Doll’s Eyes (Actaea Pachypoda)

Doll's Eye Plant

 

2 – Water Hemlock (Cicuta)

Water Hemlock

 

3 – Wolf’s Bane (Monkshood)

Wolfsbane

 

4 – Rosary Pea (Abrus Precatorius)

Rosary Pea

 

5 – Atropa Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade)

Belladonna

 

6 – Castor Plant (Ricinus)

Castor

 

7 – Oleander 

Oleander

 

8 – Stinging Brush (Dendrocnide Moroides)

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9 – White Snakeroot (Ageratina Altissima)

White Snakeroot

 

10 – Manchineel Tree 

Manchineel Tree

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How Many Types of Plants are there in the World ?

There are thought to be between 250,000 and 315,000 species of plants in the kingdom Plantae. The kingdom encompasses ferns, conifers, trees, mosses, flowering plants with seeds, green algae and all other plants that derive energy through carbon from photosynthesis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plants_by_common_name

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Plant Life Cycle

SeedsGerminationStems and RootsLeavesFlowersPollination

The plant life cycle begins with a seed. The seed will sprout and produce a tiny, immature plant called a seedling. The seedling will grow to adulthood and form a mature plant. The mature plant will reproduce by forming new seeds which will begin the next life cycle.

Plant Life Cycle

Macro of honey bee eating nectar     Bee pollinate

Why does Poison Ivy Cause a Rash ?

Urushiol

  • Poison Ivy rash is caused by an oily resin called urushiol, found in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.
  • Urushiol is very sticky, so it easily attaches to your skin, clothing, tools, equipment or pet’s fur. You can get a poison ivy reaction from direct touch, touching contaminated objects, and inhaling smoke from the burning plants.
  • A poison ivy rash itself is not contagious.

Poison Ivy - Poison Oak - Poison Sumac

What is Urushiol

Urushiol

Poison Ivy Rash

Rhus Dermatits caused by Poison Ivy

Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac