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Common Poisonous Plants, Fruits, and Food

•    Almonds: seeds
•    Apple cores
•    Lily of the valley: the entire plant
•    Apricot: pit            
•    Lilies, all kinds and colors
•    Avocado: pit            
•    Lobelia: leaves-stems-fruit
•    Cherry: seeds        
•    Indian tobacco                             
•    Wild cherry        
•    Macadamia nut
•    Chocolate * Very Toxic*
•    Marijuana: leaves-flowers-seeds
•    Christmas Rose: the entire plant
•    Mistletoe: the entire plant
•    Lenten rose        
•    Mock Orange: fruit
•    Skunk Cabbage    
•    Morning glory: seeds
•    Clematis: the entire plant
•    Mushrooms
•    Crown of thorns: leaves, stems and sap
•    Nutmeg
•    Daphne: the entire plant *Very Poisonous*
•    Oleander: the entire plant/roots
•    Delphinium: the entire plant
•    Onion
•    Larkspur
•    Peach: pit/seeds
•    Stagerweed
•    Pear Balsam: seeds/fruit
•    Dieffenbachia: the entire plant
•    Philodendron: the entire plant/roots
•    Dumb Cane 
•    All kinds of philodendron
•    Mother-in-law’s tongue
•    Periwinkle: the entire plant *Very Poisonous*
•    Foxglove: the entire plant, * Very Poisonous*
•    Pittosporum: the entire plant *Very poisonous*
•    Garlic
•    Poppy: seeds/oil
•    Grapes/Raisins
•    Primrose: leaves-stems
•    Holly: leaves-berries
•    Privet: leaves-berries
•    All kinds of Hollies    
•    Rhubarb: leaves blades
•    Hydrangea: the entire plant
•    Tobacco: the entire plant
•    Ivy: the entire plant
•    Tomato: all the non-fruit part
•    All kind of Ivies    
•    Jasmine: fruit-leaves-sap
•    Amaryllis Lantana: the entire plant 
•    Rhododendron: the entire plant

*The BULBS from these plants are very poisonous:
Java beans, Jessamine, Crocus, Daffodils, Azaleas, Hyacinth, Laurel, Narcissus, Snowdrop

This is a partial list of the more common poisonous plants. You can obtain a complete list from the University of California Cooperative Extension office and ask for publication 21564.

In case of an emergency or if you need an immediate answer about a specific plant or toxin that is not on this list, please call us 408-739-2688 or the Poison Control Center at 1-800-662-9886.

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