Yes in Australia even some of the plants can be fatal. Do not use this plant in your garden. This informative video about the Gympie Gympie plant tells you all you need to know about this potentially fatal plant.
What is it?
The gympie gympie plant, or Dendrocnide moroides, is one of the world's most venomous plants with large, heart-shaped leaves. It's known as a stinging because because of its stinging hairs that deliver a potent neurotoxin when its leaf is touched. The pain from a sting has been described as unbearable, driving its victims to the point of madness. Stories have been told of horses jumping off cliffs after being stung just to escape the pain. It was extensive studied for years by Dr. Marina Hurley.