Drhoz! (drhoz) wrote in wtf_nature,
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Owie

Turns out I was wrong. There IS something else in New Zealand, other than Katipos, that can sting you to death - the Ongaonga, a five metre tall Tree Nettle.

I particularly like this comment about the plant -

As a caver, I am always looking out for these, especially as they often occur around cave entrances. New Zealand's deepest cave, Nettlebed, is named for the giant tree nettles outside the lower entrance.


How nice. First it stings you, and then you fall into the hole and die. And if you somehow miss the hole, you die anyway.
Tags: new zealand, plant, poison
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