Plants That Are Toxic

This is only a partial list; if you don't see the one you are concerned about, do not assume it is safe. You can call the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Poison Center at (415) 666-2845 for plant identification and toxicity information.

A


Acokanthera, Amaryllis, Angel's trumpet apple, Apricot, Avocado, Azalea

B


Balsam pear, Baneberry, Belladonna, Bird of Paradise, Bitter melon, Bittersweet, Black locust, Blue cohush, Blue-green algae, Boxwood, Bracken Fern, Buckthorn, Burdock, Buttercup

C


Caladium, Calla lily, Carnation, Caster bean, Catclaw acacia, Chalice vine, Cherry tree, Chinaberry, Chokecherry, Christmas candle, Clematis, Coffee bean, Coral plant, Cotoneaster, Creeping charlie, Crocus, Cycad or Sago, Cycas

D


Daffodil, Daphne, Datura, Deadly amanita, Deadly nightshade, Death camas, Deiffenbachia, Delphinium, Devil's Ivy, Dumbcane

E


Eggplant, Elderberry, Elephant's ear (taro), Euonymus, European pennyroyal

F


False henbane ava bean, Figs (ficus), Four o'clock, Foxglove, Fruit pits

G


Golden chain

H


Heliotrope, Hemlock, Henbane, Holly and berries, Horse chestnut, Horse nettle, Hyacinth, Hydrangea

I


Indian turnip, Iris (blue flag), Ivy (Boston, English and Baltic)

J


Jack-in-the-pulpit, Java bean, Jequirity bean, Jerusalem cherry, Jessamine, Yellow Jimsonweed, Jonquil, Juniper

L


Lantana, Larkspur, Delhinium Laurel, English Lily of the valley, Lobelia, Locoweed, Lords & ladies, Lupine

M


Marigold, Marijuana, Mayapple, Mescal bean, Milkweed, Mistletoe, Mock orange, Monkshood, Moonseed, Morning glory seeds, Mountain Laurel, Mushrooms

N


Narcissus, Nectarine, Nightshade

O


Oak, Oleander

P


Peach, Pear, Peony, Periwinkle, Peyote, Philodendron, Pigweed, Pikeweed, Plum, Poinsettia, Poison hemlock, Poison ivy, Poison oak, Poison sumac, Pokeberry, Pokeweed, Poppy, Potato (shoots and plant), Pothos, Primrose, Privet, Prunus species seed pits

R


Ragwort, Red maple, Red sage, Rhododendron, Rhubarb, Rosary bean/pea

S


Sage, Seed pits: almond, apple, apricot, cherry, peach, pear and plum, Shamrock plant, Skunk cabbage, Snowdrop, Snow on the mountain, Sorrel, Spurges, Squill, Star of Bethlehem, String of beads/pearls, Sweet pea

T


Tobacco, Tomato leaves and plant, Toyon leaves, Tulip

U


Umbrella plant

V


Vetches, Vinca, Virginia creeper

W


Walnut, Water hemlock, Waxberry, Wisteria, Witchhazel, Woodrose

Y


Yam bean, Yew

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