My dear mum sent me a list that is circulating in the internet concerning the Top 5 deadliest flowers. Another one of those emails, I thought!!! Slightly exaggerated, if you consider that they are a direct threat to pet animals rather than people. The email suggests that some of these flowers have been in our own houses for many years now and have caused several human deaths, but in honesty it is more related to incidents involving cats and dogs. I was so curious I had to double check and share it with you. I did not rank them the way they did it because I could not be bothered to find a suitable standard reference; but you can enjoy ranking them yourselves in accordance to the number of pets your neighbour had to treat so far... poor kittens.
If you also feel curious to know whether you're harbouring a deadly flower in your house, take a look at this small list filled with interesting information actually picked from reliable sources (click on the images to enhance the info card).
Number 1 "Anthurium" 
Number 2 "Hydrangea" 
Number 3 "Azalea" 
Number 4 "Nerium oleander" 
Number 5 "Acacia cognata" 
 Anthurium spp. - NC State University, [http://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/all/anthurium-spp/], last visited on the 22nd of February 2015, last update unknown.
 Hydrangea - Pet Poison Helpline, [http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/hydrangea/], last visited on the 22nd of February 2015, last update unknown.
 Azalea - ASPCA, [https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/azalea], last visited on the 22nd of February 2015, last update unknown.
 Nerium oliander, Pet Poison Helpline, [http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/oleander/], last visited on the 22nd of February 2015, last update unknown.
 Acacia cognata - Shoot, [http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/acacia-cognata], last visited on the 22nd of February 2015, last update unknown.