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  • Never eat part of any plant or mushroom with which you are unfamiliar.
  • Teach children to never put leaves, bark, stems, seeds, nuts, or berries from plants into their mouths.
  • Learn to identify the names of all the plants in your home and yard in case you need to report a poisoning to the Poison Control Center.
  • If you don't know the name of a plant in your home or yard, have it identified at a landscape or gardening center.
  • Don't assume a plant is not poisonous because birds or other wildlife are eating it.
  • Don't assume that cooking destroys toxic chemicals in plants.
Toxic Plants

The following plants contain a wide variety of poisons, so symptoms can vary from a mild stomach irritation, rash, throat and mouth swelling to involvement of the kidneys, heart and other vital organs.

Acorn
Anemone
Angel Trumpet Tree
Apple Seeds
Apricot Pit Kernels
Arrowhead
Avocado Leaves
Azaleas
Betel Nut Palm
Bittersweet
Buckeye
Buttercups
Caladium
Calla Lily
Castor Bean
Chinese Lantern
Creeping Charlie (Ground Ivy/glechoma hedercea)
Crocus, Autumn
Daffodil
Daphne
Delphinium
Devil's Ivy
Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
Elderberry
Elephant Ear
English Ivy
Four O'Clock

Foxglove
Hedge Apples
Hemlock, poison
Holly Berries
Horsetail Reed
Hyacinth (Bulbs)
Hydrangea
Iris
Ivy (Boston, English)
Jack-In-The-Pulpit
Jequirty Bean/Pea
Jerusalem Cherry
Jessamine (Jasmine)
Jimson Weed (Thorn Apple)
Jonquil
Lantana Camara
Larkspur
Laurels
Lily-Of-The Valley
Lobelia
Marijuana
Mayapple
Mescal (Peyote)
Mistletoe
Moonseed
Monkshood
Morning Glory

Mushroom
Narcissus
Nephthytis
Nightshade
Oleander
Peach Seeds
Periwinkle
Philodendron
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Poppy (except Cal.)
Pokeweed
Potato Sprouts
Primrose
Ranunculus
Rhododendron
Rhubarb Blade
Rosary Pea
Star-Of-Bethlehem
Sweet Pea
Tobacco
Tomato Vines
Tulip
Water Hemlock
Wisteria
Yew


If you have an emergency call: 1-800-222-1222


Acknowledgments:
Minnesota Poison Control System