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Common Plants that Poison
The table below is a listing of plants commonly found around the household that are poisonous and even lethal to animals.
Plant Name
Toxic Plant Parts
Effects on the Animals
Azalea entire plant muscle paralysis, central nervous system malfunction, may be fatal
Baneberry (Actaea Rubra, Actea Alba) roots, sap, berries Irritation of stomach and intestines, dizziness, heart rate increased, may be fatal

Bird of Paradise (Poiciana Gillisi)

seed pods vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea
Bittersweet (Solanum Oulcamara) leaves, fruit nausea, dizziness, convulsions
Buttercup (Ranunculus) entire plant stomach irritation, diarrhoea, convulsions
Black Locust (Robinia Pseudoacacia) bark, sprouts, foliage depression, vomiting, weakened heart beat, may be fatal
Calla Lilly (Dieffenbachia) entire plant intense burning sensation in mouth, oesophagus and stomach
Castor Bean (Ricinous Communis) entire plant, seeds burning sensation in mouth, a singlebean swallowed may produce death in a Saint Bernard, convulsions, stupor
Christmas Rose (Helleborus Niger) leaves, roots vomiting, skin inflammation from juice, violent convulsions
Daffodil (Narcissus) bulb diarrhoea, vomiting, convulsions, death
Daphne (Daphne Mezerum) entire plant burning and ulceration of stomach, intestines and diarrhoea
Dumb Cane (Diffenbachia) entire plant irritation of mouth, profuse salivation, swelling tongue, may result in suffocation
English Ivy (Hedera Helix) leaves, berries excitement, difficulties in breathing, coma
Holly berries vomiting diarrhoea, weakness
Iris leaves, roots severe digestive upset
Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum Pseudocapsicum) berries diarrhoea, vomiting, collapse, coma
Larkspur (Delphinium Ajacis) leaves, seeds excitation, depression, staggering, tetany
Lantana (Lantana Camara) berries gastrointestinal irritation, muscular weakness, circulatory difficulties, may be fatal
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis) roots, leaves, fruit dizziness, vomiting
Misletoe (Phorandentron Flavescens) White berries vomiting, diarrhoea, coma, convulsions
Monks Hood (Aconitum Napellus) roots, seeds tingling, numbness, vision impairment, respiratory failure
Oleander (Nerium Oleander) entire plant nausea, depression, bloody diarrhoea, paralysis
Philodendron entire plant severe irritation of mouth, swelling tongue, death from suffocation, accumulative poison
Poinsettia (Euphorbia Pulcherrima) leaves, stem diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, delirium, sap in eyes can cause blindness
Poison Oak leaves mucus membrane, skin irritation
Poison Ivy leaves mucus membrane, skin irritation
Pokeweed (Phytlacca Americana) entire plant nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, impaired vision, narcosis, death
Privet (Liqustrum Vulgare) entire plant bloody vomiting, diarrhoea, severe irritation of gastrointestinal tract
Rhubard (Rheun Rhaponticum) leaves vomiting, severe cramps, convulsions, coma, death
Snow on the Mountain (Euphorbia Marginata) sap powerful irritant, blisters on skin
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus Quinquefolia) leaves, berries vomitting, diarrhoea
Wisteria entire plant severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea
Yellow Jessamine (Cestrum) entire plant dilation of pupils, reddened skin, headaches, elevated blood pressure, rapid pulse, convulsions, delirium, coma
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