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Poisonous Plants

Many garden plants can poison your child if he eats them; make sure that plants are not poisonous, or if they are, make sure that your child is told not to eat them. All plants have the potential to cause some physiological reaction. If your baby eats a plant and you have any questions, call your regional poison control center or regional botanical garden or arboretum.

Potentially poisonous plants include:

angel's trumpet     four o'clock           philodendron 
apple tree          foxglove               poinsettia 
autumn crocus       golden chain           poison hemlock 
baneberry           horse chestnut         poison ivy 
belladonna lilly      tree                 poison oak 
black locust        hyacinth               pokeweed 
bleeding heart      hydrangea              potato (eyes, 
bloodroot           inkberry                 stems, spoiled 
buttercups          iris                     parts) 
caladium            jack-in-the-pulpit     privet 
castor bean         lady's slipper         rhododendron 
cherry tree         lantana                rhubarb 
chinaberry tree     larkspur               rosary pea 
christmas rose      lilly of the           skunk cabbage 
cowslip               valley               snake root 
daffodil            lupine                 sneezeweed 
daphne              mayapple               snow-on-the-
deadly amanita      milkweed                 mountain 
death camas         mistletoe              snowdrop 
dieffenbachia       monkshood              sourdock 
elderberry          moonseed               sweetpea 
elephant's ear      morning glory          tobacco 
English holly       mountain laurel        tomato (leaves) 
English ivy         narcissus              water hemlock 
false hellebore     nettle                 wisteria 
fig tree            nightshade             yellow jasmine 
fly agaric          oleander               yew 
  mushroom          peach tree 

Written by Kate Capage.
Copyright 1999 Clinical Reference Systems