You might not know it, but there’s a highly poisonous plant growing all over the place in Nevada. The sago palm tree is an ornamental plant that many Nevadans have in their yards. These plants are native to Japan, but they have become quite popular in the United States because they grow well in a variety of different warm environments. However, these plants can make you or your pets sick, so it’s important that you learn a little bit more about them before installing one in your yard.
Do you have a sago palm in your yard? Do you know anyone else that does? Now you know – this plant can be very dangerous! You don’t necessarily need to remove it – it’s a very pretty plant, after all – but now that you’re aware, you know to be careful and to keep your pets and little ones away from it. Stay safe, Nevada!
Want to learn more about plants of The West and of Nevada in particular? Check out this book on more helpful, less harmful plants – Mountain States Medicinal Plants – from REI!
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