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Poisonous Plants

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12/30/01

This is a list of symptoms which can indicate plant poisoning. It would be impossible to enumerate the specific symptoms for each of the plants listed below. Whenever any of these symptoms is observed, one should at least consider plant poisoning as a possible cause. [Scroll down for a list of poisonous plants.]

Abortion and congenital malformation
Anorexia
Blind babies
Blisters or scabs on white areas
Bloat
Blue mucosa
Breathing, shallow
Chews on anything
Collapse
Coma
Constant movement of jaws and lips
Convulsions
Coughing
Depressed sexual activity
Depression
Diarrhea
Excessive salivation
Excessive tears
Eyes cloudy and watery
Green froth at mouth
Heartbeat, irregular
Incoordination
Itching of white areas
Jaundice
Lacrimation
Muscular tremors
Nasal discharge
Nervous
Paralysis
Photosensitization
Prostration, unable to stand
Pulse rapid and weak
Pupils dilated
Rapid emaciation
Respiration, rapid or labored
Restless
Sloughing of non-pigmented skin
Sore mouth
Spasms
Staggering
Stilted gait when exercised
Stumbling
Swelling of head, face, ears
Thirst
Tumbling
Twitching
Twitching neck muscles
Vomiting
Weak babies
Weakness
Yellow nasal discharge

List of poisonous (or toxic) plants:

Air plant
Airplane plant
Angelwings
Arrowgrass
Azalea
Bitterweed
Black laurel
Caladium
Choke cherry
Cocklebur
Colorado rubberweed
Copper weed
Cress
Cyclamen
Daffodils
Death camas
Delphinium Ferns
Fitweed
Foxglove
Foxtail (injuries)
Goldenrod
Greasewood
Groundsel
Halogeton
Heavenly bamboo
Henbane
Holly
Horse tail
Horsebrush
Hyacinths
Jack in the pulpit
Jerusalem cherry
Jimson weed
Johnson grass
Kalanchoe
Larkspur
Locoweed
Lupine
Milkvetch
Milkweed (Asclepias spp)
Mistletoe
Mountain laurel
Nandina
Nightshade
Oaks
Oleander
Paper flower
Peaches
Philodendron
Poinsettia
Poison hemlock
Poison vetch
Pokeweed
Prunus ssp (Cherry, peach)
Puncture vine
Ragwort
Red maple
Rhododendron
Rhubarb (leaves)
Sacahuiste
Seassum
Senecio
Shooting star
Skunk cabbage
Snake plant
Sneezeweed
Sorghum
Spider plant
Spotted hemlock
Spring parsley
St. Johnswort
Sudan
Sweet clover
Swellhead
Tall fescue
Tarweed
Veratum
Water hemlock
Western yellow pine
White snakeroot
Wild cherries
Wild coffee
Yew
[A few other plants can be found at our "all poisons" page]

WWW Resources

Univ of Minnesota

Cornell University

serenataflowers.com: Poisonous Plants page -- recommended by Mrs. James' 5th graders

CONSULTANT ©   Cornell's Diagnostic program



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