Poisonous Plants Detector

Find out if that plant on your hiking trail is poisonous!

About this product


Nature: serene and graceful, but cruel to the unsuspecting traveler. Many beautiful plants, despite their peaceful demeanor, may leave devastation and destruction in their wake. The poisonous plant detector you see before your very eyes was crafted with the unsuspecting hiker in mind, with the ability to detect a handful of poisonous plants found near the coast of California. With a simple click of a button, the alluring Angel’s Trumpet, the ferocious foxglove, and the ordinary poison oak can all be detected, right at your fingertips.  

Pacific Poisonous Oak

Commonly found throughout North America, poison oak can be identified by its three separate, shiny/dull-green leaves. Contact can leave the offender with an itchy red rash.Lantana- With colors ranging from yellow to red to pink, the lantana’s appearance is deceiving.

Foxglove

Here’s a small lesson: never put random plants in your mouth. Ingestion of any part of a foxglove can cause nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, death, and more. These bells will jingle all the way into the grave.

Lantana

With colors ranging from yellow to red to pink, the lantana’s appearance is deceiving. When consumed, it is toxic to humans and animals alike. Diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are some of the outcomes of consumption of lantana.

Datura

Sometimes called the “Devil’s Snare” and “Angel’s Trumpet,” don’t be fooled by the pitcher-shaped plant. Although its seeds are eaten with intoxicating effects, some die from overdoses. 

Poodle-dog Bush

Found commonly on hiking trails, brushing against its flowers can irritate the skin and create a rash. Getting its name from its similarities to a poodle, this plant appears in areas affected by fires. While hiking, be sure to cover your legs and avoid touching your clothing, as the ‘hairs’ of the plant can leave you with a blister that can last for weeks on end!

Silver Lupine

Be careful around these plants, especially when with a companion! Although human consumption will cause mild discomfort, the silver lupine is toxic to animals. If you decide to take a walk or hike with your dog, make sure to avoid this plant at all costs!

Oleander

Also referred to a nerium, just making contact with the plant can leave you with a rash and irritated skin. If one decides to gobble up the plant, it remains toxic, though it is rarely deadly.

Stinging Nettle

As described in its name, the stinging nettle ‘stings’ the assailant, leaving them with a rash. However, the stinging nettle is surprisingly used for medicinal purposes, being eaten and can fight against inflammation. So if you’re stranded with a few of these plants, you may have something to gnaw on before resorting to cannibalism.

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Anant is a rising senior who regularly bird watches in his free time. Though severely illegal, he has set his eyes on capturing the California Condor (one of the rarest birds in North America). With a dream to conquer and domesticate this magnificent creature, Anant proves to be a passionate and strong-willed -- traits which extend to his love for CS, engineering, and AI.

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From a young age, Arnold always knew that he wanted to program, winning the NationAl Real Coding OpporTunIties Conglomerate (NARCOTIC) at 5 years old. He also HATES plants, never eating his veggies. That’s why he decided to join AI Camp, so he could create a program to detect hidden vegetables. When his teammates rejected the idea, he did the next-best thing: a program that can detect different poisonous plants.

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Jiankai is a rising eighth grader at a school. Jiankai's love for CS and ML drew him to AI camp, where he not only learned about AI, but also took on the role of a project manager. Outside of his "work life" as a project manager, he enjoys a rather chill personal life of annoying his sister and playing with his cat.

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