Poisonous Flowers & Plants
In or Around Homes
The plants and flowers listed represent only a partial
list of the most common varieties found in the home
and/or garden - contributed by Alpha Affiliates
crocus - Bulbs cause vomiting & nervous excitement.
- All parts
of plant are fatal. Products nausea, vomiting, depression, difficult
breathing, prostration and coma.
- Bleeding Hart -
be poisonous in large amounts. Have proven
- All parts have irritant juices-which may severely
- Castor bean - Seeds
are fatal. One or two castor bean seeds are near lethal dose for adults.
- Daffodil - Bulbs
cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea May be fatal.
- Dutchman's Breeches
- Foliage and roots may be poisonous in large amounts.
Have proven fatal to cattle
- All parts except berry. Children have been poisoned by using pieces
pithy stems for blowguns. Nausea and digestive upset.
- Foxglove - Leaves
are one of the sources of the drug digitalis. In large amounts causes
heartbeats and pulse, digestive upset, and mental confusion.
May be fatal.
- Golden chain -
Bean-like capsule causes severe poisoning. Excitement, staggering,
and coma. May be fatal.
- Hyacinth - bulbs
cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. May be fatal.
- Iris -
Underground stems cause severe digestive upset, but not usually serious.
- All parts, especially roots contain small needlelike crystals
oxalate that cause intense irritation & burning of the mouth.
- Larkspur - Young
plants and seeds cause digestive upset, nervous excitement, depression.
May be fatal.
- Lilly of the valley - Leaves
and flowers cause irregular heartbeat and pulse, usually accompanied
by digestive upset and mental confusion.
- Berries are fatal Both children and adults have died from eating the
- Narcissus -
Bulbs cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. May be fatal.
- Oleander - Leaves
and branches are extremely poisonous. Affects the heart, produces severe
digestive upset and has caused deaths.
- Poinsettia - Leaves
are fatal. One leaf can kill a child.
- Leaf blade is fatal. Large amounts of raw or cooked leaves can cause
coma, followed rapidly by death.
- Yew - Berries
and foliage are fatal. Foliage more toxic than berries, Death is usually
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