15 Dangerous Plants Hiding in Your Backyard

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Yew

In ancient cultures, yew is also called the “tree of death,” as it was once used as an offering to the gods of death.

And there’s a reason why: According to Cornell University’s Department of Animal Science, the yew plant, found in all corners of the world, is dangerously toxic.

No matter how you consume the plant, its toxins have the potential to cause cardiac arrhythmia and stop your heart entirely. Animals that eat the plant are often found deceased next to it just 24 to 48 hours after consumption.

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