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13 plants that could kill you

By: Bryan Nelson on April 12, 2010, 12:16 p.m.
Rosary Pea

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Rosary pea

This plant may sound pious, but it's actually deadly. Rosary peas got their name from their traditional use as ornamental beads for rosaries. They are used in jewelry around the world. Many jewelry makers have died after pricking a finger while handling a rosary pea. The poison contained within the seed is abrin — a close relative of ricin and one of the most fatal toxins on Earth.