PLANTS AND POISON
- 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.
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.
Angel Trumpet Tree
Apricot Pit Kernels
Betel Nut Palm
Creeping Charlie (Ground Ivy/glechoma hedercea)
Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
Ivy (Boston, English)
Jimson Weed (Thorn Apple)
Poppy (except Cal.)
If you have an emergency call: 1-800-222-1222
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