The following is a quick reference guide to the more common house and garden plants as well as foods that are toxic to most animals.  If you have these plants or foods, you need not dispose of them – just keep them away from pets and children!

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 animals.  If you have these plants or foods, you need not dispose of them – just keep them away from pets and children!

*Indicates that a substance is especially dangerous and often fatal.

Alcohol (all beverages, ethanol, methanol, isopropyl)
Almonds*
Amaryllis bulb*
Anthurium*
Apricot*
Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, skin) (always fatal to birds)
Azalea
Begonia*
Bird of Paradise
Bittersweet
Bleeding Heart*
Boxwood
Bracken fern
Bread dough
Buckeye
Buttercup (Ranunculus)
Caffeine
Caladium*
Calla Lily*
Castor bean (fatal if chewed)
Cherry
Chinese sacred or heavenly Bamboo
Chocolate*
Choke cherry (unripe berries)
Chrysanthemum (pyrethrin)
Clematis
Crocus bulb
Croton (Codiaeum sp.)
Cyclamen bulb
Daffodil
Delphinium*
Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
Elderberry (unripe berries)
English ivy (all Hedera species, berries especially)*
Fig (Ficus)
Four-o’clocks (Mirabilis)
Foxglove (Digitalis)*

Garlic*
Grapes
Hyacinth bulbs
Hydrangea*
Holly berries
Iris corms
Jack-in-the-pulpit*
Jimson weed*
Kalanchoe*
Lantana*
Larkspur
Lily (all parts of all species, always fatal)*
Lily-of-the-valley*
Lupine species
Marijuana or hemp
Milkweed*
Mistletoe berries*
Morning glory*
Mountain laurel
Narcissus
Oak (incl. bark & acorns)*
Oleander*
Onions*
Peaches*
Pencil cactus (Euphorbis sp.)
Philodendron (all species)*
Poinsettia
Potato (leaves and stems)
Raisins
Rhodendron
Rhubarb leaves*
Rosary pea (Arbus sp., fatal if chewed)*
Scheffelere (umbrella plant)
Shamrock (Oxalis sp.)*
Spurge (Euphorbia sp.)
Tomatoes (leaves and stems)
Yew*