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Quarterly Meeting Program

Deadly Plants

June 27th at 6:30

700 W. Davis St. Dallas, TX 75208.

This presentation covers plants that are deadly, illegal, intoxicating, dangerous, painful, and destructive/invasive.The presentation uses interesting historical anecdotes, photos to identify the plants and facts so gardeners can avoid these plants in their landscape.

Speaker: Kevin Burns, Dallas County Master Gardener speaker since 2011. Aside from his Dallas home, Kevin also owns a small 55 acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country they run as a bed and breakfast. This property is designated as a Wildlife Management Area.

Hot dogs to be grilled for all guests! Great door prizes!

Commonly known as larkspur.[63] Young plants and seeds are poisonous, causing nausea, muscle twitches, and paralysis; often fatal.

Several species commonly known as columbine. Seeds and roots contain cardiogenic toxins which cause both severe gastroenteritis and heart palpitations if consumed.


Caladium. Commonly known as angel wings, elephant ear and heart of Jesus. All parts of all plants in this genus are poisonous. Symptoms are generally irritation, pain, and swelling of tissues.

Commonly known as angel's trumpet. All parts of all plants in this genus contain the tropane alkaloids scopolamine and atropine; often fatal.

Wicked Plants