Texas can be a beautiful state. Yes, even with all the heat that we've experienced in the area as of late. But with as with all beauty in nature, there is always something looking to possible spoil the mood.

We've recently talked about animals that Texans should steer clear of. But that's only the tip of the metaphorical nature iceberg. What about the area we inhabit?

We don't think about it often sometimes, because some of us might not trek out into the wilderness. But there are indeed plants in Texas that pose a significant harm to us. Mainly poisonous too.

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So let's examine these plants, from a distance of course. Thank goodness pictures of this plants exist, otherwise we'd be in a little bit of trouble!

All of our info is courtesy of Kingwood Emergency Hospital and Lawn Lab.

Poison Ivy/Poison Oak/Poison Sumac

We start with the plants that everyone knows well. Both Poison Ivy and Poison Oak look similar, while Poison Sumac has between 7 or more leaves. If you touch any of these, clean yourself with water and soap quickly.

Wooden sign warning of poison ivy in a wooded area,
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Poison Oak
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Leaves of the medicinal plant (very poisonous) poison sumac, Rhus toxicodendron, in summer, Bavaria, Germany, Europe
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Texas Bullnettle

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This plant is ready to poke you at anytime. If it ends up getting you, it could cause a feeling of burning that could last possibly an hour, and it won't be a slight burning feeling either.

Pokeweed

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These berries look good enough to eat right? Well, sadly, you shouldn't eat these at all. But it's not just the berries either. The whole plant is poisonous, so stay away!

Wisteria

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Such a pretty looking plant isn't it? However, eating these leaves is strongly not encouraged, take for example this YouTuber who ate some for an experiment.

Elephant Ear

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A very big plant, hence the name, used sometimes for decoration. Don't take a bite of one of them though, as it not good for anyone to eat.

Lily of the Valley

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A pretty plant that simply looks harmless, but in reality is very poisonous. Don't eat these!

So these are just a few of the harmful plants in Texas. Be safe out there!

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