Poisonous Plants

When you childproof your home and yard, be sure to check for any plants that could harm your child if swallowed. Below is a partial list of toxic and poisonous plants. If you aren't sure what kind of plants you have, your local greenhouse or florist may be able to help. For nontoxic alternatives, see our list of safe plants.

  • Amaryllis
  • Autumn crocus
  • Azalea
  • Baneberry
  • Belladonna
  • Black cherry
  • Black locust
  • Black snakeroot
  • Buckeye
  • Buttercup
  • Caladium
  • Caper spurge
  • Castor bean
  • Chinaberry
  • Daffodil bulbs
  • Daphne
  • Delphinium
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dumb cane
  • Duranta
  • English ivy
  • False hellebore
  • Foxglove
  • Goldenchain
  • Hemlock
  • Holly
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Jequirity bean
  • Jerusalem cherry
  • Jimsonweed
  • Larkspur
  • Lantana
  • Laurel
  • Lilac
  • Lily of the valley
  • Lupine
  • Mistletoe
  • Monkshood
  • Moonseek
  • Morning glory seeds
  • Mountain laurel
  • Mushrooms
  • Narcissus bulbs
  • Nightshade
  • Oleander (extremely poisonous)
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