9 Common Poisonous Plants You May Grow

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Here are 9 plants (there are many more) you are probably familiar with and carry some sort of “poison” label.

Now please do not assume that because these toxic plants are listed, doesn’t mean you should not grow them – just be aware. Let’s be realistic – there are many poisonous items in our home we use everyday… bleach maybe?

1.Hyacinth, Narcissus, Daffodil

The flowers and bulbs are the toxic part and have been know to cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, which can be fatal.

2. Rosary Pea, Castor Bean

The seeds of rosary pea and castor bean or castor oil plants are what to watch out for on these plants. The results can be fatal. It’s been noted that one single Rosary Pea seed has caused death. For adults just one or two Castor Bean seeds are close to a lethal dose.

3. Autumn Crocus & Star of Bethlehem

Again the bulbs are considered the toxic part which can cause nervous excitement and vomiting when ingested.

4. Iris

Underground stems considered highly toxic, severe upset digestive system but not usually that serious.

5. Oleander

The branches and leaves of this poisonous herb are extremely toxic. Has death, severe upset digestive system and affects the heart.

6. Wisteria

The toxic part is the seeds and pods. Many children have experienced the “poison” with a mild to severe upset digestive system.

7. Lantana Plant

Toxic, the green berries. Found growing “wild” in the southern United States, as a landscape ground cover or potted plant. The results can be fatal, affecting kidneys, lungs, nervous system and heart.

8. Jack-in-the-Pulpit

All parts of the plant but especially roots are toxic. Very much like the “Dumb Cane Plant” (Dieffenbachia) which causes burning and irritation of the mouth and tongue from the small calcium oxalate needle-like crystals contained in the plant.

9. Poison Oak

The acorns and foliage are known to be toxic especially when eaten. The symptoms slowly appear over days or weeks and can gradually affect the kidneys. However, it takes a large quantity amount for poisoning.

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