We all know about poison oak and poison ivy, right? They're the ones that leave you scratching and itching for days. But guess what? Illinois has a few more poisonous plants up its sleeve that you don't want to mess with.

Flowers are blooming and as beautiful as they look, some can cause harm to you and your family. Who knew that some innocent-looking plants could cause such serious health issues? We're talking about stuff like decreased breathing and, in extreme cases, even death. Yeah, scary stuff.

The Most Poisonous Plants in Illinois

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So, whether you're out hiking, taking leisurely walks, or camping in different parts of the state you might just want to buy a book of some of the plants and flowers to stay away from. They may look pretty, but some can cause serious harm.

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Just remember, with beautiful flowers also come icky bugs. Can we not have anything nice to look at and touch? Do we always have to keep our guard up? Thanks, Mother Nature, you tease.

If you do happen to run with any of these plants, don't panic. Just pick up the phone and dial the Illinois Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. They'll have your back and help you out in no time.

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