Top 10 Poisonous Plants in the UK | THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Being outside is fantastic for your mental health but there are some noxious weeds that can be dangerous to your health… some even lethal. Some could be growing in your garden, local woodland or even near to a child’s play park.

Join me on a poisonous plant hunt where I show how to identify 10 of them growing wild in the UK.

10 points to those who spot the ‘Brecon Beacons’ comment 😂😊

Huge thanks to Bristol City Council for assisting with this mission.

Where to buy blue latex gloves:

Giant Hogweed – Heracleum mantegazzianum
Hemlock waterdrop wart – Oenanthe crocata
Water Hemlock, Dead Mans Fingers, Dead Tongue
Hemlock- Conium maculatum
Poison hemlock
Wolfsbane – Aconitum napellus
Spurge- genus Euphorbia
Euphorbia amygdaloides
Foxglove – Digitalis purpurea
Lords and ladies- Arum maculatum
Dogs mercury – Mercurialis perennis
Deadly nightshade – Atropa belladonna (Actually Solanum Dulcamara similar also highly toxic)
Ragwort – Senecio jacobaea

Wildcrafting dangers
Noxious weeds
forest school
Bushcraft UK
Bushcraft Basics
Essential Bushcraft
Wild swimming

This video and/or the description may contain some affiliate links. This means if you buy one of the products we recommend, we’ll make a small commission which helps us continue to make 100% videos. We never recommend anything we haven’t used or don’t 100% believe in.

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at
This entry was posted in Nature and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Top 10 Poisonous Plants in the UK | THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

  1. Yes, my garden is not child safe either … I have wolfsbane, laburnum, foxglove, lily of the valley, and wild euphorbia, of what I know is poisonous … and potato plants … 😉

    The giant hogweed is banned in Denmark. When one sees a plant, one is supposed to notify the authorities, and they will destroy it. Growing it on one’s land can lead to severe fines.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.