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Seeing as there were a few questions on Morning Glory seeds, and seeing As I *have* tried them, I thought I’d pass along some tips I’ve garnered on consuming them, as well as a description of the high.
Earlier this year, I downloaded the ‘Natutal-High’ FAQ. The description of Morning Glory seeds, as well as earlier discussion about them on the net (last year some people described their experiences with them) prompted me to take them. (I’ve never tried LSD, and the FAQ said that the seeds constained LSA, some sort of chemical cousin of LSD. This added further impetus to my desire to try them.)
Based on my own empirical testing of the commonly available MG seeds, the ones labeled ‘Heavenly Blue’ are the ones you want. The other seed types seemed to have little physchoative affect. I purchased the seeds from two different companies Northrop King (NK), where the seed origin is Holland, and Olds, which grows their seed here in my hometown (Madison WI.). The easiest time to find MG seeds (or most other commonly sold seeds) is in the Spring, when they are sold at supermarkets, hardware stores, etc.
Play it safe. Before you consume the seeds, wash them. This is not to prevent nausea, because even untreated MG seeds are probably going to make you feel sick. The LSA, and the chemicals that make you feel sick are all there *because* the plant does not want you eating its seeds. Washing them removes any dirt and fungacides which may be on the seeds – things you probably don’t want to eat.
I used a strainer (the kind used for noodles) to clean the seeds. Place all the seeds in the strainer and run luke warm water over them for a minute or two. You might want to use a little dishwashing liquid too. After washing them, its time to consume them. The FAQ said LSA is water soluble, so ideally you would grind up the seeds (a pepper grinder works well) and soak them in water. Soak the seeds for an hour or two. Strain the water through a coffee filter and drink the blackish-green water. Alas, in my own experience (described below) the effect of the seeds is much stronger if you actually drink the ground up seeds with the water.
I’ve tried MG seeds on three occasions, all within a two week period a about a month ago. The first time a friend and I consumed five 1.5 gram packs between us. We ground up the seeds and put them in tea bags, which we soaked in hot water for about 10 minutes. After a few hours we both concluded that they had done little for us. We both just felt a liitle ‘weird’ for a few hours. On the up side, neither of us felt sick after drinking our ‘tea’.
Being the stubborn person that I am (I am a programmer after all 😉 ) I was determined to see if there was anything to MG seeds. On the second occasion I consumed six 1.2 ounce packs of seeds. On this occasion I ground up the seeds and put soaked them in some water for about an hour. I then drank the entire mess. In anticipation of feeling sick, I hopped on my bicycle (it was a cold spring night) and rode around the city. I had been hoping that the bike riding would keep my mind off any sickness.
I started to feel sick after about half an hour. It started to get real bad (the nausea) after 45 minutes. I had brought some pot with me just in case, and after smoking a little almost all the nausea went away. Unfortunatley, I was now high, so I could’t really observe the MG seeds as they came on :-). After about an hour I still felt nothing (besides being high) and concluded prematurely that the seeds had done nothing. However, As I was riding home, I began to feel *real* weird. My field of view seemed to expand, and the entire sky looked enourmous. The bike ride home was fantastic. I really can’t explain the high — I now understand why people say you can’t describe LSD to people who have never used it. The affects wore off after about four hours, but I had a lot of trouble sleeping that night.
On the third occasion I was with my brother. This time I tried NINE 1.5 gram packs of ONLY heavenly blue seeds. Note that on the other two times I had mixed different types of seeds. My brother tried only other varieties of seeds. Again I ground up the seeds, soaked them in some water, and drank the entire mix. This was to be the start of a huge, often unenjoyable trip for me. My brother (who *has* tried acid) said that he felt very little (that’s why I recommend the Heavenly Blue seeds), but that what he did feel was like the end of an acid trip.
About an hour after eating the seeds, I began to feel sick. (we ate the seeds at about eight at night). I would feel sick on and off during the entire trip until about six in the morning, when I finally blew chunks. This did not, however, end the trip.
The affects of the high/trip came on very gradually, over some hours. After staying with my brother for a few hours, I decided to try to bike home. This was something of a mistake. Riding home was difficult, as everything seemed strange and alien. I ride my bike a lot (I don’t own a car) yet even my bike seemed foreign — I had trouble telling where my body ended and the bike began. I also started experiencing visual hallucinations — I saw red and green lights and my vision seemed soft and fuzzy. As cars passed by me, their headlights seemed to shine through the back of my head. I also started to get *real* paranoid and self-conscious.
When I got to my apartment, I saw that my roommate was still up. I was feeling so weird and paranoid that I felt I couldn’t deal with talking to him. So I wandered around my neighborhood late at night on my bike, paranoid sick and tripping. That part was truly awfull. I began to worry that that the seeds had been treated with Mercury and that I had permanently lost my mind. After what seemed like days (actually only about an hour) I returned to my apartment, where to my relief I found my roommate had gone to bed. Feeling I might throwup, I went to the bathroom. In the mirror I noticed that my pupils were fully dialated, and I spent several hours looking at myself in the mirror. Near the end of this time the skin all over my body seemed to be moving and crawling as I looked at it. This scared me pretty bad, so I went to my room to try to sleep. (I still don’t know whether or not my skin was actually crawling, but it sure looked like it.)
I couldn’t sleep – my bed, the room, everything was wrong. Also, I kept seeing these strange lights – not really in the room, but more inside myself. Some of them were pretty ornate and seemed to be moving. This may sound cool, but it was *extremely* unpleasant. At that time I would have given anything to stop the experience and roll over and go to bed. Around 6:00 in the morning I finally hurled, but I still felt weird. The REALLY STUPID thing was that I did this during a weekday, and I had to go to work the next day. Not having slept at all, I went into work still feeling pretty shook up, but I made it through the day.
Overall it was a pretty nasty experience. I guess you’d say I had a bad trip. On the plus side, I did have a few interesting thoughts. The old philosophical mind/body problem seemed to become a non-problem. At one point while I was looking at myself in the mirror, and struggling with my nausea, the sick feeling suddenly became entirely a mental phenomena. I came to see my body as a mental thing, merely an extension or lower part of my entire being. This was something I actually experienced, not just an intellectual realization. So rather than having ones mind a product of the body/brain it seemed just the opposite to me.
Also, I found myself thinking about the quote from (I think) Socrates which goes something something like ‘All I know is that I know nothing’. I know this may sound sophomoric, but the truth of this statement dumb- founded me. All our knowledge of ‘things’ or phenomena is ultimately relative, referring to other things or phenomena. Science is just a more rigorous way of classifying/observing/predicting things. But ultimately we remain completely stupid — we can never know what something is. This seemed a fundamental truth, no matter how advanced we ever get technologically. The world seemed like a very crazy, random, chaotic place – like a giant zoo, with everybody living in it for completely different reasons. These thoughts really depressed me at the time.
Phew. Well, this has gotten long. In conclusion, I don’t know if I’ll ever try MG seeds again. The length of my last experience with them, plus the nausea and depression outweighed the positive aspects of it. If MG seeds are at all like LSD (which I haven’t tried), its probably easier just to stick to acid. However, if you do try them, I’d recommend taking no more than six 1.5 gram packs of seeds.
- Just Bought A Pound Of Morning Glory Seeds…..
- Psychoactive SpeciesEdit
- Naptha/Ethanol Extraction GuideEdit
- Where To BuyEdit
- Morning Glory Trimming: When And How To Prune Morning Glory Plants
- How to Prune Morning Glory
- When to Cut Morning Glories
- Ipomoea tricolor
- Morning Glory (Ipomoea violacea or tricolor)
- Poison Oak (Toxicodendron pubescens)
- Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis)
- Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
- Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix)
- Oleander (Nerium oleander)
- Mild to Intense, here we’ve listed 13 most common flowers that are poisonous. Every gardener should know about these toxic flowers.
- 1. Hydrangea
- 2. Clematis
- 3. Calotropis
- 4. Oleander
- 5. Azalea
- 6. Daffodil (Narcissus)
- 7. Lantana
- 8. Foxglove
- 9. Lily of the Valley
- 10. Morning Glory
- 11. Wisteria
- 12. Periwinkle (Catharanthus rosea, *formely Vinca rosea)
- 13. Calla Lily
Just Bought A Pound Of Morning Glory Seeds…..
20000 Morning Glory Seeds- ie. 1 pound
Naphtha- ie Non Polar Solvent
Water or Everclear- ie Polar Solvents
and the universal ingredient, Time…..
Grind the seeds in coffee grinder. place the seeds into a jar, and add just enough naphtha to cover the seeds. Put lid on, shake for five minutes, and let sit for one hour. then pour the solution into a funnel with a coffee filter in it, discard liquid, and let the seed mush to dry. once it has dried, place the DRIED seed powder into a CLEAN jar, and take the Everclear and soak the seeds. Close the lid and shake. let sit for 3 days, shaking a few times a day. then pour the liquid into a funnel with a coffee filter, and save the liquid. discard the seed mush.
Pour the liquid into the bottle and let it sit for 2 hours, after 2 hours any remaining seed power will settle to the bottem. Once that as happened pour the liquid into a jar, and wash out the seeds in the bottle. pour the alcohol back into the 50ml bottle, there should be some alcohol missing, so take some more Everclear and fill the 50ml bottle to the top. I should have 150mls of drinkable Liquid LSA from approx 20000 morning glory seeds.normal dosages for these seeds is 200 to 400 seeds. ONE ml of this liquid is equal to 200 seeds!!! drop 3mls into your mouth and its the same thing as 600 seeds, and it wont make you feel sore at all!!!
Now All Thats Left To Do Is Enjoy Your LSA Soup!
“Ololiuqui” redirects here, because it is very similiar. If you want you can start a Ololiuqui page.
Morning Glory seeds are ingested for psychoactive effects. See also Hawiian Baby Woodrose. For now, Ololiuqui (Rivea corymbosa) will redirect here, although it should be noted that they are different plants, however they are very closely related to morning glories.
The common psychoactive species is the Heavenly Blue Morning Glory, but many others such as Pearly Gates, Flying Saucers, Wedding Bells, Summer Skies, and Blue Stars also contain psychoactive lysergamides.
Some commercial sellers of morning glory seeds coat their seeds with pesticides and toxins that are hard to wash off. You should always try to buy untreated seeds (online), and if you insist on buying local at least wash your seeds off, and start with smaller amounts. If you use caution, you will be okay.
(Edit: Sunday March 04 2012)
Washing the seeds off with detergent is a good way to get SOME of the poisons off, however, there is always chemical residue. Not every commercial seller uses the same poision, and some are very hard to wash off and quite a few of these poisions could cause sever liver damage. To the point that you may need a transplant. NEVER consume treated seeds; especially if you have not even attempted to wash off the poison.
Morning Glory seeds cause sedation, along with a smooth melting psychedelic high. The seeds contain a naturally occurring indole called Lysergic Acid Amide (LSA), which is closely related to LSD. Effects are nearly indistinguishable from those of Hawiian Baby Woodrose, and depending on the extraction you use they can cause nausea, heavy body load, and intense cramps in between the legs.
Morning glory seeds are one of the few intense psychedelics that is sedative, which can be nice because it is possible to fall asleep before your trip is over. It also can be bad, becuase people get extremely tired when they don’t want to be. However, the sedation is easily remedied by caffeine, ephedrine and other benign stimulants.
What out for the shadow people!
Naptha/Ethanol Extraction GuideEdit
The Complete Morning Glory FAQ 1.0.0 Part I
Edited by Admin of psychoactives.wikia.com
Q. How do you prepare morning glory seeds to best activate their psychedelic
Answer: Here is a simple way to process morning glory seeds which produces the best possible results as well:
- Coffee Grinder or equivalent to powder seeds
- 2 Jars with LidsF
- 1 Coffee Filter or Funnel
- Coffee Filters or Filter Paper
1) Grind seeds to powder in coffee grinder 2) Place powder in jar with a “healthy” qty of petroleum ether. (~360-500 ml/500 seeds (can’t use too much, can use too little)) 3) Put lid on jar and shake it vigorously for a while. Let stand 20 minutes (you can shake it more if you like) 4) Shake jar, remove lid, and pour suspension into filter (with filter paper in place). Use second jar to catch the petroleum ether than comes through the filter paper. (Windows should be open or do this outside otherwise you will get prematurely <stoned> in a non-canonical fashion). If some seed powder clings to the side of the jar, rinse it out with some of the filtered ether. When finished, you will have slightly discolored petroleum ether in a jar and the powder on the filter paper. 5) DO NOT DRINK THE PETROLEUM ETHER. Put the lid on that jar and save it to reuse next time (you can get at least five processing cycles out of it). Dry the seed powder THOROUGHLY. Wash and dry the empty jar. 6) When powder is thoroughly dry, place it back in the jar and add alcohol. The amount of alcohol is critical, since you will be drinking it later, and will vary according to your propensities, tolerances, and the intended intensity of your proposed voyage. For light, recreational use, assuming reasonable alcohol tolerance use 1 oz. shot of alcohol per 30-50 seeds. For intense meditation use 1 shot per 250 seeds. If you use a high seed/alcohol ratio you will want to prepare a large number of seeds at a time otherwise you will be working with micro-quantities and it gets more tedious (unless you like that sort of thing). 7) Soak the seed powder in the alcohol, shaking frequently, for three days. 8) Filter again, as before. Discard the seed powder (unless you wish to make ‘soap’). Keep the alcohol for use. 9) Drink the alcohol to achieve desired effect.
Types of Seeds
Q. What kinds of morning glory seeds can be used? Answer: Heavenly Blues (most common), Pearly Gates, and Flying Saucers are all known to be effective.
Q. Why is this method superior to others? Answer: The virtue of this processing methodology will become clear if you sip a bit and hold it in your mouth before swallowing. VOILA: Instant Experience!! No wait, no wondering “Did I do enough?”. Because lysergic acid amides are soluble in ethanol, and because ethanol passes through mucus membranes directly to the blood stream, the effect is virtually instantaneous. Because of this, you can carefully meter the intensity of your experience in the same way you can with marijuana. Q. How long will it last? Answer: Your voyage will last the standard 8-12 hours. The morning glory experience is clean, pure, intense and particularly enjoyable out of doors in the daytime (drink at dawn). This is the preferred hour for the flower and seems to be preferred for its tincture as well (this is coming from a confirmed night person). (Night trips are cool too, but the sun does interesting things in the daytime)
Chemical Hypothesis and Alternative Preparations
Q. I tried morning glory seeds and only got a headache and blurred vision. Q. I tried morning glory seeds and got sick to my stomach Q. What do you know about this anyway? Answer: My personal experience with morning glory seeds began in June of 1958, the day I graduated from eighth grade. Herb Caen had written something to the effect that “If you eat 100 morning glory seeds, you will go to morning glory heaven. Heavenly Blues, Pearly Gates, and Flying Saucers will do the trick..” A friend of mine had read this and invited a bunch of people to her house to try it out. I was the only person who managed to eat a full hundred, but probably didn’t chew them enough and had only mild effects. Since then I have tried many ways of preparing them, and this is far and away the best. There are a number of approaches that are downright horrible. Based on my experiences I believe the following to be true (though am wide-open to getting “scientific”/factual refutation/corroboration. In addition to the lysergic amides present in the seeds, there are two chemicals or chemical complexes which are toxic. One of these, relatively mild, is associated with nausea and is contained in the seed pulp. This is soluble in water and will form long ‘strands’ in it which are clearly visible. This material can be processed into a kind of ‘soap’ which lathers somewhat. It is not soluble in alcohol nor petroleum ether. This is evidenced by soaking the spent powder in water. A second chemical or complex is much more malicious. Ingesting it results in headache, blurred and ‘fish-eye’ vision, and it also seems to counteract the psychedelic effect. For lack of a better term with the expectation that it is chemically non-descriptive, we will call this the ‘strychnine effect’ and the associated compound(s) the ‘strychnine factor’. This factor is contained in the seed husk and is miscible with petroleum ether but only slightly soluble in water. If you chew the seeds you break the husk but do not usually chew it well enough to digest. Same thing if you pulverize the seeds with a hammer or similiar instrument before eating or swallowing. In both cases, the ‘strychnine effect’ is not observed except as background. However the high is not as lucid and bright as when the factor is removed. On the other hand, if you grind the seeds into powder and do not remove the ‘strychnine factor’ with petroleum ether (or other solvent(?)) but ingest the powder itself, you will experience the ‘strychnine effect’ in great and unpleasant intensity. If you put the powder in water, filter the water, and drink it (effectively the traditional method for indigenous peoples), the nausea factor will be pronounced, but the ‘strychnine effect’ will be weak. The only approach that effectively eliminates both side-effects is the one described above. The additional benefits provided by this method beyond the immediate high effect will be discussed in Part 2.0.0 of this FAQ.
Morning Glory Extract vs. LSD-25
Q. Does this method extract LSD-25 from morning glories? Answer: Strictly speaking, No. Morning glories prepared this way do not provide anything like *pure LSD-25*. Instead, you get a complex of various lysergic acid alkaloids which are psychoactive to varying degrees in isolation, but which taken together produce a full blown psychedelic experience no less powerful than that produced by LSD. Q. If this is true, wouldn’t it be better to refine the chemistry further to isolate/synthesize pure LSD? Answer: The question of the value of additional chemical processing is a subject open to discussion and possible experimentation. IMHO, only, it is unnecessary and hence undesirable. This is from the engineering perspective (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) and from the naturalist perspective as well (organic is better than synthetic, tread lightly on the earth). The additional effort required to produce pure d-lysergic diethylamide tartrate is not work I have done myself and will not be discussed here. I personally feel there is a much more fruitful opportunity in exploring additional herbs which may be macerated along with the seeds. Various such have been tried with varying results. Possibilities include ginseng, damiana, kava, nutmeg, psycilocybe, valerian, yage, etc.
Morning Glory Wine
Q. Is there anything else you can do with morning glories? Answer: The flowers of the morning glory may be steeped in water for a week or two to produce a mildly alcoholic wine with a distinctively pleasant flavor and very mild psychedelic effect, on the order of hemp. Once again herbs and/or honey can be added to good effect.
Where To BuyEdit
The best place to buy is http://www.MainStreetAndSupply.com/ (Direct Link: ). No where else even comes close to that price.
Note: Morning Glories vary in potency by species, but they do not vary within the species. For instance, all heavenly blue morning glories are more potent than pink morning glories (which are not at all psychoactive), but all heavenly blue morning glories are extremely close in potency. This is important to remember because if it’s of the right species (ie. Heavenly Blue), the quality will remain the same wherever you buy it, leaving you to only worry about comparing prices of various vendors.
Morning Glory Trimming: When And How To Prune Morning Glory Plants
Productive, prolific and easy to grow, morning glory vines (Ipomoea spp.) are the most popular of the annual climbing vines. Some species can reach lengths of up to 15 feet (4.5 m.), twining themselves around anything they can find. The flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon, with masses of fresh blossoms opening each day. To keep these plants looking their best and well managed, some morning glory trimming may be necessary.
How to Prune Morning Glory
One of the most time consuming aspects of pruning morning glory vines is deadheading, or removing the spent flowers. When the flowers close in the afternoon, they will not open again and berries filled with seeds form in their place. Bringing the seeds to maturity drains a lot of energy from the vine and results in fewer flowers. Remove the spent flowers by squeezing them between your finger and thumbnail to keep the vines blooming freely.
Another important reason to deadhead morning glory vines is to keep them from becoming aggressive and weedy. When the berries mature, they fall to the ground and the seeds take root. Morning glory vines can take over the garden if left to reproduce at will.
When to Cut Morning Glories
As summer progresses, you might find that your morning glories need a lift. They may begin to look ragged or stop blooming as well as they should. You can revive the vines by cutting them back by one-third to one-half. This type of morning glory trimming is best done in summer. Remove damaged and diseased stems any time of year.
If you grow your own bedding plants from seeds, you’ll need to pinch them back while they are young. Pinch them when they have two sets of true leaves, removing the top one-half to three-quarters of an inch. Pinch out the tips of lateral stems when they develop. Pinching out the growth tips helps the vine develop a dense, bushy growth habit.
In USDA plant hardiness zones 10 and 11, morning glories will grow as perennials. In winter or early spring, cut back morning glory vines grown as perennials to about 6 inches (15 cm.) above the ground. This gets rid of old, tired growth and encourages them to come back strong and vigorous.
- Attributes: Genus: Ipomoea Species: tricolor Family: Convolvulaceae Life Cycle: Perennial Recommended Propagation Strategy: Seed Country Or Region Of Origin: Mexico Climbing Method: Twining
- Whole Plant Traits: Plant Type: Annual Herbaceous Perennial Poisonous Vine Leaf Characteristics: Deciduous Habit/Form: Climbing Growth Rate: Rapid Maintenance: Low Texture: Medium
- Cultural Conditions: Light: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day) Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
- Fruit: Fruit Type: Capsule Fruit Description: Seeds poisonous; nick the hard seed coat and soak overnight before planting
- Flowers: Flower Color: Blue Purple/Lavender Red/Burgundy White Flower Value To Gardener: Showy Flower Bloom Time: Fall Summer Flower Shape: Funnel Trumpet Flower Petals: fused petals Flower Size: 1-3 inches Flower Description: Funnel-shaped, reddish purple, blue, white, or variously colored flowers from mid-summer to fall; flowers open in the morning, then fade and drop
- Leaves: Leaf Characteristics: Deciduous Leaf Color: Green Leaf Type: Simple Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Shape: Cordate Leaf Margin: Entire Hairs Present: No Leaf Length: 3-6 inches Leaf Description: Alternate, simple, heart-shaped, 3-4 inches long
- Stem: Stem Is Aromatic: No
- Landscape: Landscape Location: Houseplants Resistance To Challenges: Poor Soil Problems: Poisonous to Humans Weedy
- Poisonous to Humans: Poison Severity: Low Poison Symptoms: CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. Hallucinations, dilated pupils, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, numbness of extremities, and muscle tightness. Poison Toxic Principle: Indole alkaloids, LSD and others Causes Contact Dermatitis: No Poison Part: Seeds
Spring and Summer translate into cookouts, hammocking, and camping with friends. As you get back to the wild this upcoming warm season, know what’s okay to touch and ingest and what’s not. Blackberries for that pie, sure! Some wild mint for your mojito, of course! How about this edible flower as a salad garnish–think again!!! Read on to refresh your memory as to what plant does which and why. Even if you’re clever enough not to ingest these weeds and flowers, keep a watchful eye out for young children and animals this summer.
Morning Glory (Ipomoea violacea or tricolor)
A beautiful flower indeed, but don’t get entranced by this blooming looker. The seeds of morning glory have a hallucinogen, lysergic acid amide (LSA). Silly youngsters in the past have attempted to eat the seeds in a vain hope to get a LSD-like trip. But usually just end up freaking out. Morning Glory, look but don’t touch–or eat!
Poison Oak (Toxicodendron pubescens)
Often used in landscaping (whose idea was that?) this cousin of Poison Ivy has leaves that resemble an oak tree. The oak leaf mini-me causes an unpleasant rash when it touches the skin. Watch out though, this itchy weed has many faces. Look for a light fuzz under the leaves in addition to pasty yellow flowers in the Spring.
Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis)
Despite the name, this plant is not a true bean. Indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India this tropical plant has evolved into a widely used ornamental plant in landscaping. While castor oil has a list of medicinal uses, the toxicity of the raw castor seed is extremely dangerous because of the high levels of ricin. Which we all know something about from Breaking Bad.
Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
Old school southerners are probably among the few who know how to properly prepare the pokeweed to eat. A frequent backyard-week, if you don’t know the secrets or have the patience to cook these weeds just forget about them. If you consume a pokeberry, prepare yourself for convulsions, vomiting, and sometimes worse.
Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix)
Going by the nickname “Burning Brush,” Poison Sumac also looks like a common gardening plant. Sumac however thrives in swampy conditions so it doesn’t usually show up in the backyard garden. Spreading the same painful rash as Poison Oak and Poison Ivy, watch out for this guy when you’re in the bog!
Oleander (Nerium oleander)
This exotic-looking flower blooms in gardens worldwide, and yet ingesting one petal could knock you down. It’s popularity in gardens is so much that its indigenous origin is unknown. Some speculate that even honey from bees pollinating these flowers can make a person sick. It’s troubling compounds include: oleandrin and oleandrigenin which cause disruptions to heart function.
Mild to Intense, here we’ve listed 13 most common flowers that are poisonous. Every gardener should know about these toxic flowers.
Flowers spread the color and joy and compliment the garden. However, there are some flowers that are common and loved by gardeners are toxic.
No one is saying you should remove them or avoid them altogether, but if you have small children and animals, you should know what flowers are poisonous so that you can keep an extra eye and become aware of what the consequences might be, if they ingest something from the following flowers and plants.
Be extra careful when growing hydrangeas, don’t keep them indoors if you have cats and dogs, if in case they might nibble it. Hydrangeas contain small amount of cyanide and can be lethal if ingested heavily. Although they are not dangerous for human, but ingestion of specific amount of leaves or flowers can cause vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy in pets.
Rather mild but toxic, clematis is poisonous. When touched or consumed, the toxin called anemonin (irritant glycoside) affects the pets and humans both. It can cause dermatitis in some people after contact and mild burning sensation and ulcer in mouth, if eaten. It affects the pets like dogs, cats and horses more and causes nausea and drooling. Fortunately the symptoms subside soon, pets themselves don’t touch clematis because of its bitter taste. *While pruning clematis, care to wear gloves.
Calotropis is one of the most common weed grows all across the South Asia, its latex ooze out from the flowers and leaves that contains calotropin, which if contacted to eyes can cause blindness.
Also Read: Plants that release latex
Oleanders are charming, fragrant and loved by home owners, they bloom in white, pink, yellow or red. But be careful if you have children, eating only a meager amount of this toxic flower can be dangerous. All parts of oleander are extremely poisonous if ingested, even the smoke burn from its wood is toxic. Symptoms of poisoning include dehydration, fever, slow heartbeat, tremors and death is also possible.
Both azaleas and rhododendrons are poisonous for pets. These colorful flower are beautiful to look at and adds color in a garden. Flowers, leaf or stem can lead to nausea, abdominal pain and difficulty in breathing, if eaten.
The bulbs are the toxic part of this popular and familiar flower, so you should probably take extra care when you plant it, if you have a dog that likes to dig in the flower beds. Too much ingestion can cause vomiting, diarrhea, squeeze cases, tremors and heart rhythm disorders.
Also Read: Plant that Causes Blindness
Lantana is extremely common flower in tropics and be treated as weed in many countries. Its flowers come in shades of white, yellow, pink, red, violet or orange. This flower is known for its intense fragrance and it also attracts butterflies. All parts of the plant contain liver toxin. Symptoms like depression, vomiting, fatigue and liver failure are possible after ingestion.
Foxgloves are used to prepare medicines, still all parts of the plant are mildly poisonous, contains digitalis glycoside, digitoxin and deslanocide and used in heart medicine. However, if you ingest a particular amount of foxgloves it can cause headache, stomach pain and fainting.
9. Lily of the Valley
The lily of the valley is very toxic, flowers, leaves and stem should not be eaten. The plant contains cardiac glycosides, which acts directly on the heart and causes vomiting, illusion, blurriness, slow heart rates and can be fatal in some cases. Fortunately, the poison is slowly absorbed into the body, so that the medical intervention on time after consuming can save from much harm to occur.
10. Morning Glory
Not all species of morning glory are poisonous but there are few, whose seeds are poisonous, if swallowed. Morning glory contain the toxic called lysergic alkaloids, which causes medical signs like diarrhea, in-coordination and liver failure, if large amount of seeds ingested.
The tempting beauty of wisteria is alluring but do you know that it is a mildly poisonous plant, mainly for cats and dogs. Every part of it is poisonous, especially seeds. If only few seeds are ingested they can cause mild abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and depression of the central nervous system.
12. Periwinkle (Catharanthus rosea, *formely Vinca rosea)
Madagascar Periwinkle is one of the most easy to grow flowers and can be an excellent ground covers in warm climates, but it is mildly poisonous and contains a group of alkaloids. It is used in Ayurveda and Chinese herbal medicines to cure high blood pressure. Its excess consumption causes drop in blood pressure and hypotension. Do not confuse Madagascar periwinkle with Vinca major (greater periwinkle), which is not poisonous.
13. Calla Lily
Calla lily can be an excellent cut flower and looks beautiful, its leaves are edible after cooking. According to North Carolina state university all parts of calla lily are poisonous and contains calcium oxalate crystals and because of this, eating any part of the plant raw can causes swelling of lips, tongue and throat. Similar symptoms occur to the animals, if they eat it.
Also Read: How to identify poisonous plants