Even if you think you've got a pretty good grasp on which ones are edible and which are not, keep in mind that there are more than a few poisonous mushrooms that closely resemble popular edibles. There are the prized morel mushrooms, which have an evil twin in toxic “false morels”; ditto with the tasty chanterelles, which look an awful lot like the poisonous jack-o'-lantern mushrooms.
The bright red berries might look inviting but you'll want to stay clear of them as they can cause nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and possibly death. The leaves, however, are another story. Indians from North and South America have used the leaves of some varieties of holly for medicinal purposes for centuries. Despite such widespread use in certain parts of the world, experts say it's still risky to ingest holly leaves, which can cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Now you know why some mushrooms and holly should not be eaten. Besides both of these plants, there are more things we should avoid eating in a bout of hunger. If we were ever to get lost in the wilderness we may want to think otherwise before eating whatever we can get our hands on. Really, it's in our best interest.
Check out more things to stick clear of eating after the break. Better memorize these items so you'll know what you can and cannot eat during a collapse!
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