Global data on plant poisoning are not widely available, but data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers indicate that between 40,000 and 50,000 plant poisonings are reported every year in the US. AAPCC: annual data reports external link opens in a new window The most lethal plants are also the most uncommon and rarely reported exposures. Water hemlock, jimsonweed seeds, monkshood, autumn crocus, and oleander are probably the most common lethal plant species.
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