8b534996-219a-4544-b974-e07491bff80a_hydrangea

Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla). Deadly parts: The entire plant, especially the flower buds.Toxic toll: Swallowing hydrangea is like popping a cyanide pill. The present poison, hydragin, is a cyanogenic glycoside, meaning it will cause shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, and a rapid pulse, along with a drop in blood pressure that can cause convulsions and death.Photo by Flickr user Mauricio Mercadante

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