Abecedarian of Poisonous Plants - Mars Caster

Angel’s trumpet delicately sways their flowers in the breeze, 

but its appearance is deceitful. The mere touch of it

causes side effects such as hallucinations and 

disruptive convulsions. Many plants have means of protection,

even roses have thorns. But plants that contain poison in their

flowers kill their admirers for their expression of

genuine interest. Deadly nightshade, the most malevolent of all, lures

her prey with the promise of sustenance. Poor souls 

ingest the black berries die with dilated pupils. In a cruel sense of

justice, she uses the birds that survive her poison to spread her seeds.

Kinder and more trustworthy is her sister black nightshade.

Laudable for its ability to be eaten. Belladonna, a deceptive name 

meaning fair lady, clothes herself in the appearance of the benevolent

nightshade to be eaten by humans. But perhaps I am being too harsh 

on a plant that has historically been used to cure ailments.

Poison Ivy is a selfish being. 

Quick to irritate the skin of those who dare touch its leaves, it

relishes in its success in hoarding its sweet berries, like pearls in the 

shell of an oyster. Stinging nettle, in a similar fashion, uses

thin barbs to paint painful red patterns on

uninformed trespassers that have trampled their plant brethren.

Violent as these plants may be, it is us humans who interact

with them in ignorance, which justifies our punishments.

Xenial relationships between humans and Earth have 

yielded the destruction of forests and life. It only makes sense that plants’ 

zeal for protection has prompted them to poison us for a change.

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