| Story by Meghan McMahon |
The abundance of plants we have in Will County can be a sight to behold, particularly in the spring and summer months. The vibrant green combined with pops of color as various trees and flowers bloom can overwhelm the senses.
As innocent as these plants dotting the landscape may seem, not all are safe for humans or animals. Some can cause painful, burning rashes, while others may cause mild skin irritation. And while some can safely be touched, they are toxic if consumed by humans or animals. Here’s a closer look at some of the plants that can cause you harm and are best avoided.