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Michelle Johnson
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Toxic Plant List

 

It is difficult to create a list of poisonous plants. While some plants are outright toxic to anyone who eats or comes in contact with the plant (Jimson Weed, nightshade), others may cause a reaction in some but not in others.

The following is a listing of plants normally thought to be poisonous. The list is not complete. People should not eat plants not grown as food crops. Children should be taught never to eat non-food crop plants. And you should restrict your pets' access to questionable plants.

Poisonous plants vary between animals. Don't assume that since a bird, squirrel or pig ate a plant with no problems, others (human or rabbit) can do the same.

Unless otherwise stated, consider all parts of the plant poisonous.

Never hesitate to seek medical aid if you think a person or animal has ingested a poisonous substance.

 

 

Agave (leaves)

Amaryllis (bulbs)

Apple (seeds)

Azalea

Bird of Paradise (seeds)

Bloodroot

Buttercup (leaves)

Black Locust (seeds)

Boxwood (leaves/twigs)

Buckeye (seeds)

Buckthorn (berries)

Caladium

Calla (rhizome)

Castor Bean (seed)

Christmas Rose

Cone Flower

Crown of Thorns

Daffodil

Daphne

Delphinium

Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia)

Eggplant (plant)

Elderberry (unripe berries)

Elephant Ear

Flowering Tobacco

Foxglove

Holly (berries)

Horsechestnut (nuts)

Hyacinth

Iris

Ivy, Boston & English (berries)

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jerusalem Cherry

Jimson Weed

Jonquil

Lantana

Larkspur

Lily-of-the-Valley

Lupine

Mayapple

Mistletoe (berries)

Morning Glory (seeds)

Mustard (root)

Narcissus

Nicotiana

Nightshade

Oleander

Philodendron

Poison Hemlock

Poison Ivy

Potato (green)

Privet (berries)

Ranunculus

Rhododendron

Rhubarb (leaf blade)

Rosary Pea (seed)

Snow-on-the-Mountain

Sweet Pea (seeds)

Sweet Potato

Skunk Cabbage

Tansy

Tomato (leaves)

Tulip

Virginia Creeper (berries)

Water Hemlock

Wisteria (seeds/pods)

Yew (berries)

 

 

Compiled by the University of Illinois' College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Reprinted with permission. Copyright 1995 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

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