Orgins part7: posionous plants

In this post going to depict deadly and harmful plants.
Looking at this list is relevant to the project because the character is essentially part plant and want to incorporate aesthetics that symbolize real life poisonous plants and display some of   her “abilities” via known plant properties or take inspiration from it.

Strychnine Tree
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also known as “ suicide tree”
The seeds are mainly toxic.
Side effects:
disrupt the heart’s rhythm within hours of consumption
Convulsions and stimulation of sensory ganglia in the spine.
Breath/ eat it – can get poisoned.
30g fatal and leads to painful death

Tastes: intensely bitter

 

Manchineel Tree

Known as “little apple of death”
resembles small apples
grows up to 49 feet.
Greyish red bark.
Sap is highly poisonous.

Side effects: Standing underneath it when it rains can cause skin to blister.
Long exposure – death.
If eaten: bleeding, intestinal problems, bacterial infections, shock.
If burned: if smoke gets to eyes, you can go blind.

Tastes quote “pleasantly sweet” then peppery feeling and burning of the throat.

 

Oleander/ Nerum Oeander


All sections of plant is toxic.
Side effects:
vomiting,
irregular heartbeat,
cardiac arrest,
blood in stool,
death in some cases.

Scent: pleasant

Leaves: tastes bitter

Ageratina Altissima

Also known as White Snakeroot.

Normally when human eats or drink form the animals that has eaten the plant: dies.

Aconite

Other names: Devils helmet, Monk shed.

A single touch can cause: indigestion, death.
Tingling and burning sensation
numbness to e.g. limbs.
Dizziness,
Sweating,
Breathing difficulties,
headaches and confusion,
Paralysis heart and respiratory system.
Side effects happen instantly  no longer than an hour

It’s said the roots taste like sugar

In postmortem  the only signs are “ asphyxia”

Brugmansia

 Other names:  Angels trumpet.
All parts are poisonous
side-effects/ uses:
people drink it for hallucinogenic  properties,
anti- asthmatic  properties,
hydration,
paralysis,
migraines,
diarrhea,
confusion,
death.

Dendrocnide Excelsa
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Other names: Gympie Gympie Tree.
single touch can cause:
extreme pain,
aching joints,
Burning sensation,
swelling.

Abrus Precatorius

Also known as “rosary pea” or crabs eye”
side effects:
stops body functions,

Single seed enough to kill an adult.

English Yew
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Seed is poisonous
The actual fruit is harmless,
plant harmless to birds,
toxic to humans.

Side effects:
50g enough to kill adult human,
convulsions,
muscle tremors,
cardiac arrest.

Castor oil plant
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Other names: hand of Christ, the false castor oil plant, castor bean plant.

Side effects:
believed 4 seeds enough to kill adult.
Use as a strong laxative.

Hemlock
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Side effects:
paralysis of  joints and respiratory muscles,
death within minutes,
Convulsions.

White Baneberry
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Entire plant is poisonous to humans
side effects:
sedates cardiac muscles,
death instantly.
Tastes: sweet.

Toxicoscordion Venenosum

 

Other names: Death Camas

side effects:
Consumption of 2- 6% of person body weight cases death,
Decreased blood pressure,
Diarrhoea,
seizures,
coma,
drooling
vomiting,
coma.

 

Heracleum Mantegazzianum

Other names: giant hogweed
side effects if contact to the sap: blindness, scars and blisters.

  Cuscuta

Other names: strangle weed, dodder, devils gut, devils hair, witches hair.

What it does: wraps itself to plants and insects that creates Haustorium ( like a parasite’s appendage)  into the hosts vascular system.
Its essentially a parasite that can take host to many at the same time, when it does, the parasites roots dies.

Aquilegia
aquilegia

Other names:  Columbine, Granny’s connet
flowers are very sweet, safe in small quantities.
Seeds and roots highly poisonous,
side effects:
heart palpitation,
vomiting,
diarrhea,
stomach pain,
possible death in large quantities.

Coriaria myrtifolia

Other names: Redoul
Often mistaken as edible berries, there poisonous.
Side effects:
nausea
abdominal pain
Vomiting
respiratory   problems e.g.: apnoea, shallow breathing
inflammation of pupils.
Convulsions.

Uses:
Tanning, Dyes and some inks.

In conclusion after looking at this plant going to make the character look similar to  a harmless item as trickery.

Daphne

Colours range from: greenish, Yellow to white, bright pink and purple.

Side effects:
burns to mouth and digestive system
coma
death.

Uses: paper.

Passiflora caerulea

Other names: the blue passion flower, flower of five wounds, Jesus flower
the leaves break down to cyanide.

Sambucus

Not toxic if cooked berries
not cooked- toxic
flowers used to create ederal flower cordial

Roots, leaves twigs- can produce cyanide

some other deadly/ harmful plants.

 

In conclusion, after carrying out his research, going to make the character brightly coloured and appealing as possible to lure in her victims.
Most of the plants researched, seem to have the ability to paralyze and cardiac arrest, going to incorporate that as well as from the research of the “Manchineel Tree” if she is burned, it would blind anyone that goes near the smoke. Another ability might add is that, from a single touch she can cause that person to: itch and their skin to severely blister.

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