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Plants Toxic to Animals


 

Plant Name Toxic Part of Plant

Aconite

roots, foliage, seeds

Arrowgrasses

leaves

Atropa belladonna

entire plant, especially seeds, roots

Autumn Crocus

entire plant

Azaleas

entire plant

Baneberry

berries, roots

Bird-of-Paradise

pods

Black locust

entire plant, especially bark, shoots

Bloodroot

entire plant, especially stem, roots

Box

entire plant, especially leaves

Brunfelsia

entire plant, especially seeds and berries

Buckeye

sprouts, nuts, seeds

Buttercup

entire plant, especially leaves

Caladium

entire plant

Carolina jessamine

flowers, leaves

Castor bean

entire plant, especially beans

Chinaberry tree

berries

Chockcherries

leaves, cherries, pit

Christmas berry

leaves

Christmas Rose

rootstock, leaves

Common privet

leaves, berries

Corn cockle

seeds

Cowbane

entire plant, especially roots

Cow cockle

seeds

Cowslip

entire plant, especially leaves, stem

Cyclamen

root

Daffodil

bulbs

Daphne

bark, berries, leaves

Day lily

entire plant is toxic to cats

Death Camas

leaves, stems, seeds, flowers

Delphinium (Larkspur)

entire plant, especially sprouts

Dieffenbachia (Dumbcane)

entire plant

Dutchman's breeches

roots, foliage

Easter lily

entire plant is toxic to cats

Elderberry

leaves, bark, roots, buds

Elephant's ear

entire plant

English Ivy

entire plant, especially leaves, berries

European Bittersweet

entire plant, especially berries

False Flax

seeds

False hellebore

roots, leaves, seeds

Fan weed

seeds

Field peppergrass

seeds

Flax

seedpods

Foxglove

leaves

Holly

berries

Horsechestnut

nuts, sprouts

Horse nettle

entire plant, especially berries

Hyacinth

bulbs

Iris

leaves, roots

Jack-in-the-pulpit

entire plant, especially roots, leaves

Jatropha

seeds

Jerusalem Cherry

unripe fruit, foliage

Jimsonweed

entire plant, especially seeds

Laburum

seeds, pods, flowers

Lantana

foliage

Larkspur

young plants

Laurels

leaves

Lily of the valley

leaves, flowers

Lupines

seeds, pods

Manchineel Tree

sap, fruit

Matrimony vine

leaves, shoots

Mayapple

unripe fruit, roots, foliage

Milk vetch

entire plant

Mistletoe

berries

Monkshood

entire plant, especially roots, seeds

Moonseed

fruit, roots

Morning glory

seeds, roots

Mountain mahogany

leaves

Mustards

seeds

Narcissus

bulbs

Nicotiana

leaves

Nightshade

leaves, berries

Oaks

shoots, leaves

Oleander

leaves, stems

Philodendrons

entire plant

Pokeweed

roots, seeds, berries

Poinsettia

leaves, stem, flowers

Poison hemlock

leaves, stem, fruit

Potato

shoots, sprouts
Pothos (Devil's Ivy) entire plant

Rattle box

entire plant

Rhododendron

leaves

Rhubarb

leaves

Rosary pea

seeds

Sago palm

entire plant

Skunk cabbage

entire plant, especially roots, leaves

Smartweeds

sap

Snow-on-the-mountain

sap

Sorghum

leaves

Star of Bethlehem

entire plant

Velvet grass

leaves

Wild black cherry

leaves, pits

Wild radish

seeds

Wisteria

pods, seeds

Woody aster

entire plant

Yellow jessamine

entire plant

Yellow oleander

entire plant, especially leaves

Yellow pine flax

entire plant, especially seedpods

Yew

bark, leaves, seeds
Credit: "Common Poisonous Plants," The Humane Society of the United States

 

 

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