Here is a quick reference guide to many of the most harmful plants that are commonly found in our homes and gardens that can be toxic to most animals. Following are the ones that are especially dangerous and can be fatal.
The most harmful plants and foods
Almonds, Amaryllis bulb, Anthurium, Apricot, Autumn Crocus (colchicum autumnaic), Begonia, Bleeding Heart, Caladrum, Calla Lily, Castor Bean(can be fatal if chewed), Chinese sacred or heavenly bamboo, Chocolate, Choke cherry(unripe berries), Dumb cane(diffenbachia), Elderberry(unripe berries), Foxglove(digitalis), Garlic, Hydrangea, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Jimson weed, Kalanmchoe, Lantana, Lily-of-the Valley, Marijuana or hemp(cannabis), Milkweed, Mistletoe berries, Monkshood, Morning glory, Oak, Oleander, Onions, Peaches, Pencil cactus plant, Philodendron(all species), Rhubarb leaves, Rosary Pea(can be fatal if swallowed), Yew.
Less harmful plants but still to be avoided
Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem and skin), Bird of Paradise, Bittersweet, Boxwood, Bracken Fern, Buckeye, Buttercup, Caffeine, Cherry, Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Crocus Bulb, Croton, Cyclamen Bulb, Daffodil, Delphinium, English Ivy, Fig, Four-o’clocks, Hyacinth Bulbs, Holly berries, Iris corms, Lily(bulbs of most species), Lupine species, Mountain Laurel, Narcissus, Poinsettia (many hybrids-avoid them all), Potato(leaves and stem), Schefflera (Umbrella plant), Shamrock, Spurge and Tomatoes (leaves and stem).
I Hope you find this helpful since it’s the season for beautiful plants to be bought to brighten your home and yard. Just be mindful, that although they are beautiful or tasty, they can make your pet (or child) very ill or worse case, fatal.
If you think your pet may have ingested one of these plants, or foods take action immediately and call Animal Poison Control Centerr@ (888) 426-4435. There will be a fee for this call, but it might save your pets life.