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Poisonous Plants -
Household & Garden Substances

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Common Name Botanical Name Details
Ceriman Monstera deliciosa Causes diarrhea and oral irritation if eaten. May cause dermatitis.
Cherry (kernels) Prunus species Kernels contain cyanide.
Christmas Rose (leaves & roots) Helleborus niger Harmful if eaten in quantity.
Chrysanthemum (leaves & stems) Chrysanthemum species May cause dermatitis.
Clematis Clematis armandii Gastrointestinal tract and nervous system affected by plant toxins. May cause dermatitis.
Cocoa (husks or mulch)   Similar effects to that of chocolate - hyperactivity, increased heart rate.
Corn Cockle (seeds) Agrostemma species Harmful if eaten in quantity
Cuckoo Pint Arum maculatum Toxic if eaten, causing nausea and vomiting. May cause a skin allergy.
Cyclamen Cyclamen species Gastrointestinal tract affected. Convulsions and paralysis.
Daffodil (bulbs) Narcissus species Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea. May cause dermatitis -
Can Be Fatal
Daphne Daphne species Gastrointestinal tract and kidneys affected. May cause dermatitis
Deadly Nightshade Atropa belladonna GToxic if eaten, causing nausea and vomiting.
Delphinium Delphinium species Harmful if eaten in quantity.
Devil's Fig Solanum hispidium Harmful if eaten in quantity.
Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia species Diarrha and oral irritation if eaten. May cause dermatitis, tremors, seizures, loss of balance, asphixia -
Can Be Fatal
Dragon Tree Dracaena species Vomiting and diarrhea.
Dumb Cane Dieffenbachia amaena Diarrha and oral irritation if eaten. May cause dermatitis, tremors, seizures, loss of balance, asphixia -
Can Be Fatal
Dwarf Morning Glory Convolvulus tricolor Harmful if eaten in quantity.
Easter Lily Lilium longiflorum (Especially poisonous to cats)
Echium Echium species Harmful if eaten in quantity. May cause a skin allergy.
Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Nausea and vomiting.
Elephant Ears Bergenia species Intense burning, irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat. If tongue swells enough to block air passage - Can Be Fatal
English Ivy (leaves & berries) Hedera helix Gastrointestinal tract affected. May cause dermatitis.
European Spindle Euonymus europaeus Harmful if eaten in quantity.


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