Poisonous Plants

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We eat many plants, herbs and so forth in our daily diet. But, we must remember to be choosy. Some plants, trees or shrubs are potential killers of man. Some part of the ornamental plants or flowers in our yard may contain deadly poison. Many poisonous plants are so common and seemingly innocuous us do not suspect their toxic qualities.

The following some Poisonous plants have been identified as toxic specifically to livestock. They range from deadly (a few leaves as in the case of rhododendrons) to mild and cummulative (such as bracken fern).

  • Chrysanthemum
  • Creeping Fig
  • Weeping Fig
  • Poinsettia
  • Pot and Spider mum
  • Arrowhead vine
  • Boston Ivy
  • Collodium
  • Drunk Cane
  • Emerald duke
  • Philodendrum (Heart Leaf, Saddle Leaf, Split Leaf)
  • Marble Queen
  • Majesty
  • Neththytis ivy
  • Pathos
  • Red Princess
  • Amaryllis
  • Asparagus fern
  • Azalea
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Creeping Charlie
  • Crown of thorns
  • Elephant ears
  • Ivy (Glocal, Heart, Needlepoint, Ripple)
  • Jerusalem cherry
  • Sprangeri fern
  • Umbrella plant
  • Delphinium
  • Daffodil
  • Castor bean
  • Indian turnip
  • Skunk cabbage
  • Poke weed
  • Bittersweet (woody)
  • Ground Cherry
  • Foxsglove
  • Larkspur
  • Indian Tobacco
  • Wisteria
  • Soapberry
  • Horse chestnut
  • Buckeye
  • Rain tree
  • Monkey pod
  • Yew (American, English, Western)* English holly
  • Privet
  • Mock orange
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Black locust
  • Apricot (almond)
  • Peach, cherry
  • Wild cherry
  • Japanese plum
  • Balsam pear
  • Rhubarb
  • Buttercup
  • Chinaberry
  • Coriaria
  • Nux vomica
  • Arrow Grass
  • Baneberry
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Boxwood
  • Bracken Fern
  • Burning Bush
  • Buttercup
  • Choke Cherry
  • Christmas Rose
  • Daphne
  • Death Camas
  • Dumb Cane
  • False Hellebore (Hellebore, Indian Poke, White Hellebore)
  • Golden Chain Tree
  • Greasewood
  • Groundsell
  • Holly (berries)
  • Horsetail
  • Hydrangea
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  • Jimson Weed (Thorn Apple, Loco Weed, Devil's Weed)
  • Laburmum (Golden Rain)
  • Lantana
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lobelia
  • Marsh Marigold (Cowslip)
  • Mayapple (Barberry, Mandrake)
  • Mistletoe
  • Monkshood - 100 species (Aconiute, Friar's Cap, Helmet Flower, Soldiers Cap, Wolfbane)
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Oak - immature leaves and acorns
  • Opium
  • Rosary Pea
  • Rhododendron
  • Scotch Broom - seed pods
  • Sneezeweed
  • Sour Dock (Sorrel)
  • Spurge Laurel
  • Sweet Pea - regular consumption of seeds
  • Spindletree - seeds
  • Tansy
  • Tansy Ragwort
  • Timber Milk Vetch
  • White Baneberry
  • Nightshade
  • Poison hemlock
  • Jimsonweed
  • Moonseed
  • Mayapple
  • Dutchman's breeches
  • Locoweed
  • Lupine
  • Dologeton
  • Pigweed
  • Water hemlock
  • Mushrooms
  • Mescal bean
  • Angel's trumpet
  • Jasmine
  • Matrimony vine
  • Marijuana
  • Morning Glory
  • Nutmeg
  • Periwinkle
  • Peyote
  • Spinach
  • Sunburned potatoes
Roots and Bulbs
  • Belladonna Lily (Amaryllis)
  • Cowbane
  • Daffodil
  • Fall Crocus
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Narcissus
  • Snowdrop
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Trillium
  • Tulip