Plants – Toxic to Animals



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Toxic to Animals
Are your plants toxic to animals?

Many people are worried about their garden plants’ toxic status if are visited by pets and wild(er) animals. Some of the plants below are only slightly toxic, some more and it’s worth looking at and reconsidering your planting plan. Cats specifically are known to be very sensitive to certain plants and other animals seem to eat and eat until it’s all gone – which could be too much of a slightly-toxic plant.

The list below is of toxic to animal plants:

Commercial Onions, Wild Onions, Swamp Onions, and Chives
Horse Chestnut, Buckeye
Monkshood, Aconite, or Wolfsbane
Alfalfa or Lucerne
Alsike Clover, Red Clover, White Clover
Arrowgrass
Baneberry, Dolls Eyes, White Cohosh, Snakeberry
Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Black Locust
Bleeding Heart, Squirrel Corn, Dutchmans Breeches
Bloodroot
Bouncing Bet and Cow Cockle
Bracken Fern
Buckwheat
Buttercups or Crowfoot
Castor Bean
Celandine
Christmas Rose
Cocklebur
Common Nightshade, Black Nightshade, Horse Nettle, Buffalo Bur, Potato
Common Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Narrow leaved Vetch, Purple Vetch and Broad Beans
Corn Cockle
Corn Lily, False Hellbore
Crown Vetch
Daphne
Death Camas
Delphiniums and Larkspurs
Destroying Angels
Dock
Dogbane
Drooping Leucothoe and Sierra Laurel
Eastern Skunk Cabbage
Elderberry
Ergot
Fiddleneck
Flax
Fly Agaric
Foxglove
Golden Chain or Laburnum
Great Lobelia, Cardinal Flower, and Indian Tobacco
Ground Ivy, Creeping Charlie, and Gill over the Ground
Halogeton
Henbane
Horsebrush
Horsetail
Irises
Jack in the Pulpit
Japanese Pieris, Mountain Fetterbrush
Jessamine
Jimsonweed, Downy Thornapple, Devils Trumpet, Angels Trumpet
Lambs Quarters
Lantana, Red Sage, Yellow Sage, or West Indian Lantana
Lily of the Valley
Locoweed
Lupine
Marijuana
Marsh Marigold or Cowslip
Mayapple and Mandrake
Milkweed
Monkey Agaric, Panther Cap, Death Cap, and Death Angel Mushrooms
Moonseed
Oak Trees
Oleander
Panther
Pigweed
Poinsettia, Spurges, Snow on the Mountain
Poison Hemlock
Poison ivy
Poison oak
Poison Sumac
Pokeweed
Ponderosa Pine
Prickly Poppy or Mexican Poppy
Rape, Cabbage, Turnips, Broccoli, Mustard
Red maple, Swamp maple, Soft maple
Rhubarb
Rosary Pea
Senecio, Groundsels, and Ragworts
Sensitive Fern
Silver maple, Soft maple, White maple
Sorghum or Milo, Sudan Grass, and Johnson Grass
St. Johns Wort, Klamath Weed
Star of Bethlehem
Stinging Nettle
Sugar maple, Rock maple, Hard maple
Sweet Pea, Tangier Pea, Everlasting Pea, Caley Pea and Singletary Pea
Tall Fescue
Tobacco and Tree Tobacco
Tung Oil Tree
Various Poppies including Opium Poppy
Water Hemlock or Cowbane
White and Yellow Sweetclover
White Snakeroot
Wild Cherries, Black Cherry, Bitter Cherry, Choke Cherry, Pin Cherry
Wisteria
Yellow Star Thistle
Yew

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