Friday, August 5, 2011

Authorities Apologize For Planting Monkshood

Source: News TonightLink

A purple-flowering plant, Monkshood, is highly poisonous and usually used by Amazon rainforest hunters to tip their arrows. The bungline council workers have planted the same plant near a park where children play.

The native including Guy Barter, of the Royal Horticultural Society have expressed anger on the issue and notified various suicide cases by eating their poison, which can be absorbed through the leaves and can paralyze the heart.

Adele Shaw, a 36-years mother, has expressed disappointment on the issue and said it is an irresponsible act. Further, with a frightening note she claimed that her kids often come running with flowers saying “Mummy these are for you!”.

Meanwhile, the South Lakeland District Council apologized and said the flowers were planted ‘in error’ and had been removed from the place. However, refused to make any statement whether, it had planted the flower elsewhere in the area.

“The council would like to apologise for any concern this has caused. All the plants have been removed and disposed of in a safe manner”, added a Spokesman. “We would advise the public not to consume any type of natural flora as there are many different species that could be harmful to one's health if consumed”.