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Toxic Plants and Foods

Here is a quick reference guide to the more common house and garden plants and foods that are toxic to most all animals.  If you have these plants or foods, you need not dispose of them -- just keep them away from you pets (and your children).  This list was given to me by one of my veterinarians.

    *Indicates that a substance is especially dangerous and can be fatal.
 
Alcohol   (all beverages, ethanol, 
                  methanol, isopropyl)
Almonds*
Amaryllis bulb*
Anthurium*
Apricot*
Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)*
Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, skin )* 
               (these are fatal to birds)
Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
Begonia*
Bird of Paradise
Bittersweet
Bleeding Heart*
Boxwood
Bracken fern
Buckeye
Buttercup (Ranunculus)
Caffeine
Caladium*
Calla lily*
Castor bean*   (can be fatal if chewed)
Cherry
Chinese sacred or heavenly bamboo*
Chocolate*
Choke cherry, unripe berries*
Chrysanthemum (a natural source 
                           of pyrethrins)
Clematis
Crocus bulb
Croton (Codiaeum sp.)
Cyclamen bulb
Delphinium, larkspur, monkshood*
Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia)*
Elderberry, unripe berries*
English Ivy (All Hedera species of ivy)
Fig (Ficus)
Four-o-clocks (Mirabilis)
Foxglove (Digitalis)*
Garlic*
Hyacinth bulbs
Hydrangea*
Holly berries
Iris corms
Jack-in-the-pulpit*
Jimson weed*
Kalanchoe*
Lantana*
Lily (bulbs of most species)
Lily-of-the-valley*
Lupine species
Marijuana or hemp (Cannabis)*
Milkweed*
Mistletoe berries*
Morning glory*
Mountain laurel
Narcissus, daffodil (Narcissus)
Oak*    (remove bark for use 
                 as a bird perch)
Oleander*
Onions*
Peaches*
Pencil cactus/plant* (Euphorbia sp.)
Philodendron (all species)*
Poinsettia (many hybrids, avoid them all)
Potato (leaves and stem)
Rhubarb leaves*
Rosary Pea (Arbus sp.)*    (Can be fatal 
                                             if chewed)
Scheffelera (umbrella plant)*
Shamrock (Oxalis sp.)*
Spurge (Euphorbia sp.)
Tomatoes (leaves and stem)
Yew*

 
 

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