There are a lot of reasons to not pick wildflowers and use them for arrangements at home. First, in many communities, it's simply illegal. Second, the flowers are needed by bees and insects, which feed on the nectar and pollen. And third, they actually can be dangerous for you to pick. Giant hogweed is a common flowering weed that resembles the popular Queen Anne's lace; it would seem to make for gorgeous arrangements at home. The problem? Its sap is so dangerous, it can cause third-degree burns and even blindness if you rub your eyes after touching it. For all of these reasons, let wildflowers be just that: wild.
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