Toxic and Medicinal Plants of California & Nevada
Submit photos of any plant species you encounter that produces toxic and/or medicinal chemicals. In the description, good info to include would be the name(s) of the chemical, history of use, mechanism of action (what part of your body does it affect?), and the potency/concentration in the plant. Have fun and be safe, remember to wash hands after handling toxic plants. *Edited by Project Noah management team to comply with user-created mission rules. Sign in to join mission
Historically the majority of the toxins and medicines used by people have come from the plant world. The aim of this mission is twofold: to celebrate the natural beauty in plant species which produce chemicals of a toxic and/or medicinal nature, and to increase knowledge, awareness and perhaps caution towards said species where needed.
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