Poisons in the Park

This is a guide to poisonous plants that can be found along the walking trails at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. It’s a modified version of a guide I made for a walking tour with a Girl Scout troop, so it’s brief – I did a lot of talking and storytelling that day to fill in the gaps. Not all of these are found year-round, particularly the bloodroot, whose flowers are only around in the earliest of spring. A lot of these can also be found elsewhere now that you know what to look for. Most importantly: DO NOT eat, disturb, or remove any of these plants. Please.

It’s an informal guide, meant for fun, and not an all-inclusive textbook. The link to the PDF is below.