15 Dangerous Plants Hiding in Your Backyard

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American Pokeweed

American pokeweed is found in almost every corner of the U.S., save for a few states in the northwestern region. And while the plant does produce a purple-black berry known as a pokeberry, the last thing you’d ever want to do is eat one.

According to the National Capital Poison Center (NCPC), consuming these berries can cause everything from nausea and vomiting to low blood pressure.

If you have children, make sure to monitor them when they’re playing in your yard, as the NCPC notes that youngsters often mistake these berries for grapes.

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