Poisonous Plants

NAME                    TOXIC PART       EFFECTS

Apricots                       Kernels                     Cyanide poisoning

Asparagus Fern          Entire plant               Seizures

Azalea                         Entire plant               Muscle paralysis

Bird of Paradise          Seeds & pods           Vomiting & diarrhoea

Brugmansia                 Entire plant               Hallucinations, dry mouth, high blood pressure, seizures

Calla Lilly                     Entire plant               Intense burning of mouth & stomach

Caster Bean                Entire plant               Burning of mouth

Castor Oil Plant           Seeds                       Poisoning

Chrysanthemum          Leaves                     May cause rash on contact

Cycad                          Entire Plant              Abdominal pain, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, seizures

Daffodil                        Bulb                         Diarrhoea, vomiting & convulsions

Daphne                        Entire plant              Burning of stomach & diarrhoea

Dieffenbachia               Entire plant              Swelling of tongue /suffocation

Easter Lily                    Entire plant               Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea

English Ivy                   Leaves & berry         Difficulty in breathing, possible coma

English yew                 Seeds                        Difficulty breathing, cardiac arrest, death

Foxglove                      Entire plant               Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, hallucinations, death

Holly                             Berries                     Vomiting, diarrhoea & weakness

Lantana                        Berries                     Gastro & circulatory difficulties

Larkspur                      Leaves & seed          Depression & staggering

Mistletoe                      White berry               Vomiting, diarrhoea & confusion

Lilly of Valley               Roots/leaves/fruit      Dizziness & vomiting

Nutmeg                       Seeds                        Hallucinations, nausea & sluggishness

Oleander                     Entire plant               Nausea, depression, diarrhoea & paralysis

Paspalum                    Seeds                       Dermatitis

Peaches                      Stone & leaf              Cyanide poisoning

Philodendron               Entire plant               Mouth swelling/suffocation

Poinsettia                     Leaves & stem         Sap in eyes can cause blindness

Privet                           Entire plant               Bloody vomiting/diarrhoea

Ranunculus                 Entire plant               Diarrhoea and convulsions

Rhubarb                      Leaves                      Vomiting, cramps, coma & death

Virginia creeper          Leaves & berries      Vomiting & diarrhoea

Wandering Jew            Leaves & berries      Abdominal pain, vomiting & diarrhoea

White Cedar               Entire plant, seeds   Nausea, spasms, drowsiness, convulsions, death

Yellow Jessamine      Entire plant               Dilation of pupils, headache & rapid pulse

This is by no means an exhaustive list. There are a lot of plants that are poisonous or cause allergic reactions. As always supervise young children and animals.