A surprising number of beautiful flowers cause skin irritations and a host of medical emergencies if ingested. Likewise, some of the lowliest flowering weeds are not only good to eat but also can cure what ails you. What’s more, some flowering plants are partly edible and partly toxic.
These 10 flowering plants might surprise you with their therapeutic or poisonous properties:
Early pioneers stuffed coreopsis (tickweed) into their bedding to get rid of fleas, bedbugs, and lice.
Source: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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