Keep your pet safe from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and other dangerous plants!

The following are some of the most common poisonous plants found in homes. They may cause symptoms similar to those of the deadly nightshade vegetable (belladonna).

If ingested or inhaled they can lead to vomiting blood, seizures and death. Some of these plants are toxic even when grown indoors.

Poisonous Plant Symptoms

Symptoms of poisoning with any of these plants include:

Vomiting Blood – Vomiting blood can occur within minutes, but it usually takes several hours. You may experience nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Death occurs within two days without medical attention.

Seizures – Severe cases of poisoning can result in convulsions and coma. These seizures may last up to 24 hours.

Death – Death may occur within three days without medical treatment.

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Scientific Name Common Names Poison Ivy Belladonna Aloysia spp. Anise Family: Asteraceae Anthracnose Artemisia spp.

Mugwort, Sagebrush, Wormwood

Toxicity Level: Very High

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Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Aloe Vera Family: Liliaceae Castor Bean Ricinis communis Castor Family: Euphorbiaceae Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Sarracenia purpurea Yellow Iris Family: Iridaceae Jimsonweed Datura stramonium

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Dutchman’s Pipe Aphyllanthes monspeliensis Blue Flag Iris Family: Iridaceae Skunk Cabbage Lilium pardalinum

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Butternut Juglans cinerea Catalpa Catalpa bignonioides Castor bean Ricinis communis Millepede Schemeres millepeds

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Angel’s Trumpet Brugmanisa suavolens Caladium Caladium seguinum Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum Poison Sumac Toxicodendron vernix

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Bead Tree Melia azedarach Caladium Caladium seguinum Calla Lily Zantedeschia aethiopica Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae

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Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Azalea Rhododendron spp. Caladium Caladium seguinum Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Castor bean Ricinis communis English Yew Taxus bacata

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Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Amaryllis Hippeastrum spp. Caladium Caladium seguinum Calla Lily Zantedeschia aethiopica Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Castor bean Ricinis communis Dutchman’s Pipe Aphyllanthes monspeliensis English Yew Taxus bacata Skunk Cabbage Lilium pardalinum

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Butternut Juglans cinerea Catalpa Catalpa bignonioides Castor bean Ricinis communis Millepede Schemeres millepeds

Toxicity Level: Very High

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Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Barberry Berberis spp. Caladium Caladium seguinum Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Castor bean Ricinis communis English Yew Taxus bacata

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Blue Flag Iris Family: Iridaceae Skunk Cabbage Lilium pardalinum

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Butternut Juglans cinerea Catalpa Catalpa bignonioides Castor bean Ricinis communis Millepede Schemeres millepeds

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Castor bean Ricinis communis English Yew Taxus bacata

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Barberry Berberis spp. Caladium Caladium seguinum Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae

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Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Castor bean Ricinis communis Dutchman’s Pipe Aphyllanthes monspeliensis English Yew Taxus bacata Skunk Cabbage Lilium pardalinum

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Caladium Caladium seguinum Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Castor bean Ricinis communis English Yew Taxus bacata

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Blue Flag Iris Family: Iridaceae Skunk Cabbage Lilium pardalinum

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Butternut Juglans cinerea Catalpa Catalpa bignonioides Castor bean Ricinis communis Millepede Schemeres millepeds

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Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Barberry Berberis spp. Caladium Caladium seguinum Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia seguine Dumb Cane Family: Araceae

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Castor bean Ricinis communis Dutchman’s Pipe Aphyllanthes monspeliensis English Yew Taxus bacata Skunk Cabbage Lilium pardalinum

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Castor bean Ricinis communis English Yew Taxus bacata

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Blue Flag Iris Family: Iridaceae Skunk Cabbage Lilium pardalinum

Toxicity Level: Very High

Common Name Common Name Scientific Name Butternut Juglans cinerea Catalpa Catalpa bignonioides Castor bean Ricinis communis Millepede Schemeres millepeds

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Toxicity

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Houseplant Poisoning in Small Animals by S Schmith, TL Carson – Iowa State University Veterinarian, 1987 – lib.dr.iastate.edu

Microchemical methods for the identification of lichens by A Orange, PW James, FJ White – 2001 – cabdirect.org

Identification of common Aspergillus species by MA Klich – 2002 – cabdirect.org

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Manual of woody landscape plants: their identification, ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation and uses. by MA Dirr – 1990 – cabdirect.org

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Laboratory guide for the identification of plant pathogenic bacteria. by NW Schaad, JB Jones, W Chun – 2001 – cabdirect.org

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