Even Plants Can Be Poisonous
Learn the names of your plants and label them. Below is a list of some of the more
common indoor and outdoor plants that you may have in your home. This list is definitely
not a complete list. If you have a plant around your home that is not on the list, you may
call the Poison Center to find out how poisonous it may be. You must know either the
common name or the botanical name in order for the Poison Center to determine if it is
poisonous. It is not possible to do plant or berry identifications over the phone, so
check with a nursery for identification of all unknown plants. Carefully supervise
children playing near poisonous plants. Call immediately if a child samples a mushroom or
possibly poisonous plant.
To view photos of a specific type of plant click on the name in the list.
(note: some plants have two photos)
Any amount of any wild mushroom is considered to be very dangerous. Please call the
Poison Center immediately if anyone ingests any part of a mushroom picked from a yard or
the woods. If you have any pieces of the actual mushroom that was eaten you will be asked
to save it in a brown paper bag. Many mushrooms can look identical but be very different.
Remember the phrase:
There are bold mushroom hunters and there are old mushroom hunters, but there are no
old bold mushroom hunters. --- A wise person