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Any organisms of the kingdom Plantae that is characterized by containing chloroplast, having cellulose cell walls being photosynthetic.

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Kidney bean

Plants; Plants

Kidney bean or common bean. The toxic compound phytohaemagglutinin, a lectin, is present in many varieties of common bean but is especially concentrated in red kidney beans. The lectin has a number ...


Plants; Plants

Contains myristicin. Myristicin is a naturally occurring insecticide and acaricide with possible neurotoxic effects on neuroblastoma cells. It has psychoactive properties at doses much higher than ...

Lima bean

Plants; Plants

Lima bean or butter bean. Raw beans contain dangerous amounts of linamarin, a cyanogenic glucoside.


Plants; Plants

Some varieties have edible seeds. Sweet Lupins have less, and Bitter Lupins have more of the toxic alkaloids lupinine and sparteine.

Onions and garlic

Plants; Plants

Onions and garlic (genus Allium) contain thiosulphate, which in high doses is toxic to dogs, cats and some other livestock.


Plants; Plants

The leaf stalks (petioles) are edible, but the leaves themselves contain notable quantities of oxalic acid, which is a nephrotoxic and corrosive acid that is present in many plants. Symptoms of ...


Plants; Plants

Like many other nightshades, tomato leaves and stems contain atropine and other tropane alkaloids that are toxic if ingested, causing digestive upset and nervous excitement. Use of tomato leaves as a ...

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