Poisonous Plants

Not all plants are created equal when it comes to toxicity and pets! More than 700 plants have been identified to cause harmful effects in animals. Poisonous plants produce a variety of toxic substances and can cause reactions such as mild nausea and in some cases, death.

We want to help you protect your pets. Use this list as a guide to identifying which plants are capable of producing a toxic reaction. 

A
  • Aconite Toxic Roots, Foliage, Leaves

    Plant Type: Garden Flower

  • Apple Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Cultivated Tree

  • Arrowgrass Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Marsh Plant

  • Atropa Belladonna Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Garden Herb

  • Autumn Crocus Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Garden Flower

  • Azaleas Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Cultivated & Wild Shrub

B
  • Baneberry Toxic Berries, Roots

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Bird of Paradise Toxic Pods

    Plant Type: Garden Flower

  • Black Locust Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Tree

  • Bloodroot Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Herb

  • Boxwood Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Ornamental Shrub

  • Buckeye Toxic Sprouts, Nuts, Seeds

    Plant Type: Tree

  • Buttercup Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Garden Herb

C
  • Caladium Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Houseplant

  • Carolina Jessamine Toxic Flowers, Leaves

    Plant Type: Ornamental Plant

  • Castor Bean Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Houseplant

  • Chinaberry Tree Toxic Berries

    Plant Type: Tree

  • Chokecherries Toxic Leaves, Cherries, Pit

    Plant Type: Wild Shrub

  • Christmas Berry Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Shrub

  • Christmas Rose Toxic Rootstock, Leaves

    Plant Type: Garden Flower

  • Common Privet Toxic Leaves, Berries

    Plant Type: Ornamental Shrub

  • Corn Cockle Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Weed

  • Cowbane Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Herb

  • Cow Cockle Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Weed

  • Cowslip Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Herb

D
  • Daffodil Toxic Bulbs

    Plant Type: Garden Flower

  • Daphne Toxic Bark, Berries, Leaves

    Plant Type: Ornamental Shrub

  • Daylily Entire Plant Toxic to Cats

    Plant Type: Garden & Wildflower

  • Death Camas Toxic Leaves, Stems, Seeds, Flowers

    Plant Type: Field Herb

  • Delphinium/Larkspur Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Dumb Cane Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Houseplant

  • Dutchman’s Breeches Toxic Roots, Foliage

    Plant Type: Wild & Garden Flower

E
  • Easter Lily Entire Plant Toxic to Cats

    Plant Type: Flowering Houseplant

  • Elderberry Toxic Leaves, Roots, Bark, Buds

    Plant Type: Tree

  • Elephant Ear Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Houseplant

  • English Ivy Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Ornamental Vine

  • European Bittersweet Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Vine

F
  • False Flax Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Wild Herb

  • False Hellebore Toxic Roots, Leaves, Seeds

    Plant Type: Ornamental Flower

  • Fan Weed Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Herb

  • Field Peppergrass Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Herb

  • Flax Toxic Seedpods

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Herb

  • Foxglove Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Wild & Garden Flower

H
  • Holly Toxic Berries

    Plant Type: Shrub

  • Horse Chestnut Toxic Nuts, Sprouts

    Plant Type: Tree

  • Horse Nettle Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Herb

  • Hyacinth Toxic Bulbs

    Plant Type: Wild & Houseplant

I
  • Iris Toxic Leaves, Roots

    Plant Type: Wild & Garden Flower

J
  • Jack-in-the-pulpit Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Jatropha Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Tree, Shrub

  • Jerusalem Cherry Toxic Foliage, Unripe Fruit

    Plant Type: Ornamental Plant

  • Jimsonweed Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Field Plant

L
  • Laburum Toxic Seeds, Pods, Flowers

    Plant Type: Ornamental Plant

  • Lantana Toxic Foliage

    Plant Type: House & Garden Plant

  • Larkspur Toxic Young Plants

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Laurels Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Shrub

  • Lily of the Valley Toxic Leaves, Flowers

    Plant Type: Garden & Wildflower

  • Lupines Toxic Seeds, Pods

    Plant Type: Shrub

M
  • Manchineel Tree Toxic Sap, Fruit

    Plant Type: Tree

  • Matrimony Vine Toxic Leaves, Shoots

    Plant Type: Ornamental Vine

  • Mayapple Toxic Roots, Foliage, Unripe Fruit

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Milk Vetch Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Mistletoe Toxic Berries

    Plant Type: Houseplant

  • Monkshood Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Moonseed Toxic Fruit, Roots

    Plant Type: Vine

  • Morning Glory Toxic Seeds, Roots

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Mountain Mahogany Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Shrub

  • Mustards Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Wildflower

N
  • Narcissus Toxic Bulbs

    Plant Type: Garden Flower

  • Nicotiana Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Garden Flower

  • Nightshade Toxic Leaves, Berries

    Plant Type: Wildflower, Vine

O
  • Oaks Toxic Shoots, Leaves

    Plant Type: Tree

  • Oleander Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Ornamental Shrub

P
  • Philodendrons Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Houseplant

  • Pokeweed Toxic Roots, Seeds, Berries

    Plant Type: Field Plant

  • Poinsettia Toxic Leaves, Stem, Flowers

    Plant Type: Houseplant

  • Poison Hemlock Toxic Leaves, Stem, Fruit

    Plant Type: Field Plant

  • Potato Toxic Shoots, Sprouts

    Plant Type: Garden Plant

R
  • Rattlebox Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Rhododendron Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Ornamental Shrub

  • Rhubarb Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Garden Plant

  • Rosary Pea Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Houseplant

S
  • Skunk Cabbage Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Marsh Plant

  • Smartweeds Toxic Sap

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Snow-on-the-mountain Toxic Sap

    Plant Type: Field Plant

  • Sorghum Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Grass

  • Star of Bethlehem Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower

V
  • Velvet Grass Toxic Leaves

    Plant Type: Grass

W
  • Wild Black Cherry Toxic Leaves, Pits

    Plant Type: Tree

  • Wild Radish Toxic Seeds

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Wisteria Toxic Pods, Seeds

    Plant Type: Ornamental Plant

  • Woody Aster Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower

Y
  • Yellow Jessamine Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Ornamental Vine

  • Yellow Oleander Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Garden Plant

  • Yellow Pine Flax Entire Plant Toxic

    Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Yew Toxic Bark, Leaves, Seeds

    Plant Type: Ornamental Tree

For more information about poisonous plants or other items toxic to your pets, contact the National Animal Poison Control Center at 1-800-548-2423. A consultation fee may apply.