Plants add needed finishing touches to any decor. For dogs and cats, that plant could become a deadly enemy. Listed here are poisonous plants (both indoor and outdoor plants) that must be avoided if there are dogs or cats in the environment. 

While in some cases, just parts of the plant (bark, leaves, seeds, berries, roots, tubers, sprouts, green shells) might be poisonous; this list rules the whole plant out. If you must have any of them, keep them safely out of reach. 

Should the dog or cat eat part of a poisonous plant, rush the dog or cat to the veterinarian as soon as possible or call your local poison control center. If available, take the plant to the veterinarian for ease of identification.

Here’s that list of poisonous plants they gave to us in Veterinary School…

  • Alocasia
  • Amaryllis
  • Apricot
  • Arrowgrass
  • Avocado
  • Azalea
  • Baneberry
  • Bayonet
  • Bear Grass
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Bittersweet
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Black Locust
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Bloodroot
  • Bluebonnet
  • Boxwood
  • Buckeyes
  • Burning Bush
  • Buttercup
  • Cactus
  • Candelabra
  • Caladium
  • Cherry – Domestic and Wild
  • Cherry, Ground
  • Cherry
  • Chinaberry
  • Christmas Rose
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clematis
  • Cornflower
  • Corydalis
  • Crocus, Autumn
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil
  • Daphne
  • Deadly Nightshade
  • Death Camas
  • Delphinium
  • Dicentra
  • Dumb Cane
  • Eggplant
  • Elderberry
  • Elephant Ear
  • Euonymus
  • Evergreen
  • Ferns
  • Flax
  • Four O’clock
  • Foxglove
  • Golden Glow
  • Gopher Purge
  • Hellebore
  • Hemlock, Poison
  • Hemlock, Water
  • Holly
  • Horse Beans
  • Horse Brush
  • Horse Chestnuts
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Jack in the Pulpit
  • Java Beans
  • Jasmine
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Jimson Weed
  • Jonquil
  • Jungle Trumpets
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Lily
  • Lily, Spider
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Locoweed
  • Lupine
  • Marigold
  • Mistletoe
  • Mock Orange
  • Monkshood
  • Morning Glory
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard
  • Narcissus (Daffodil)
  • Nightshade
  • Oleander
  • Peach
  • Peony
  • Philodendron
  • Pimpernel
  • Poinciana
  • Poinsettia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Pokeweed
  • Poppy
  • Potato (especially the green parts)
  • Privet, Common
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb Leaves
  • Rosary Pea
  • Rubber Plant
  • Scotch Broom
  • Skunk Cabbage
  • Snowdrops
  • Snow on the Mountain
  • Staggerweed
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tansy
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Weeping Fig
  • Wild Call
  • Wisteria

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