Beware! Does The #1 Most Dangerous Plant In Texas Live In Your Back Yard?
It’s definitely that time in Texas when the flowers are getting to bloom, and the fruits of your labor from gardening have finally shown themselves. Around this time in my opinion is probably the most beautiful time in Texas due to the fact that all the flowers that begin to bloom are just absolutely gorgeous and the fruits that you’ve been waiting for all year or finally ready to be eaten, like my favorite, watermelon season just a couple more months and I can't wait.
IS YOUR GARDEN/ YARD SAFE?
Besides being a food source from gardening, the floral pattern that you see here in Texas truly is beautiful. The fact that there is so much land in the great state, does leave a lot of room for different species of plants. According to Land Scope America, there are more than 4600 species of native plants in Texas. Even though most of the plants are very beautiful, some can be very dangerous and life-threatening.
WHAT IS THE #1 MOST DANGEROUS PLANT IN TEXAS AND WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS?
The Texas Bull Nettle is by far the number one most dangerous plant in Texas. According to AZ Animals. Texas Bull Nettle is a specie of plant that has sprawled branches in a root system which makes this dangerous plant noticeable but doesn’t come off as threatening. The leaves from a Texas Bull Nettle are a beautiful, vibrating green and provide a stark contrast to its harmful nature. If you find yourself coming in contact with a Texas Bull Nettle, I can only suggest that you do not touch it by any means necessary.
IS THIS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLANT IN YOUR BACKYARD?
The slightest touch from this particular plant will not only leave you with a stinging itching sensation but also an intense pain that can carry on for hours. This particular species of plant can grow up to 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide and its roots are so strong that it’s difficult to remove once it has established its planting spot. It is our early spring time which means you could possibly see this particular plant or even going into the mid-summer. Between spring and summer, Texas Bulls are not only blooming, but they are producing green seeds for about a month. You usually see the Texas Bull primarily going toward East Texas, but that does not mean you will only see them there. The Texas Bull is also scattered all through the great state. Keep in mind if you become in contact with this plant or even if your pet does, you can find yourself for days with a burning- itching sensation. The next time you see a plant or a weed that you think you can just let grow in your yard, keep in mind that some plants are dangerous.