Kier Holmes, Freelance Writer
Kier Holmes, Freelance Writer

Kier Holmes

Kier Holmes is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
There are a variety of dangerous plants that may be lurking in your yard. While some are familiar species, like hydrangeas, there are others you may not be aware of. Take poison hemlock, for example. The invasive species hides in unkempt areas of the yard and is toxic all the way from its stem to its sap. To help you identify the top harmful plants in the United States, we came up with a comprehensive list of the varieties to be wary of this spring and summer. 
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