• Question: what is the most venomous plant in the world?

    Asked by knit355tea to John on 16 Jun 2019.
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      John Paterson answered on 16 Jun 2019:

      There are several poisonous plants here in the UK. We have deadly nightshade (scientific name Actus belladonna) which is one of the most poisonous plants in the world, with just a few of its berries being enough to kill an adult. It’s scientific name Actus is the name of a Greek god who used to cut the threads of people’s lives when it was time for them to die – a good name for a deadly plant.