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Monday, July 23, 2012

GARDENING: Toxic Plants for children

-plants a vineyard

This is a Proverb's 31 series post

Whether you have a garden or not, take the time to be aware of the following poisonous plants.  This is especially useful if you have children under the age of 6 or more importantly under the age of 6.  To see an image of each plant use google image.

Toxic Garden Plants
  • Azalea (azalea indica)
  • Bleeding Heart (dicentra formosa)
  • Calla Lily (zantedeschia aethiopica)
  • Carnation (dianthus caryophyllus)
  • Castor-Oil plant (ricinus communis)
  • Chinese or Japanese Lantern (physalis)
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clematis
  • Crocus (colchicum autumnale)
  • Daffodil (narcissus)
  • Delphineum
  • Foxglove (digitalis purpurea)
  • Gladiola (bulb)
  • Hyacinthe (hyacinthus orientalis)
  • Iris
  • Jonquil (narcissus)
  • Lily of the Valley (convallaria)
  • Morning Glory (ipomaea tricolour)
  • Narcissus
  • Oleander (nerium oleander)
  • Pansy (seeds) (viola tricolour)
  • Peony (root) (paeonia officinalis)
  • Primrose (primula)
  • Sweet Pea (lathyrus odoratus)
  • Sweet William (dianthus barbatus)
Unidentified Wild Mushrooms
Should be considered toxic until identified by a mycologist.
  • Potato (green patches found on tubers & above ground part)
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Tomato greens
Hedges & Bushes
  • Black Locust (robinia pseudoacacia)
  • Buckthorn ( rhamnus cathartica)
  • Cherry Laurel (laurocerasus officinalis)
  • Daphne (daphne mezereum)
  • Elderberry (not berries)
  • Horse Chestnut ( aesculus hippocastanum)
  • Hydrangea
  • Laburnum (laburnum anagyroides)
  • Privet ( ligustrum vulgare)
  • Virginia Creeper (ampelopis brevipedunculata)

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