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Poison-Plants that are Poisonous

Updated on January 26, 2013

 10 Plants that are Poisonous when Eaten

 Many people like to experiment sampling plants,tasting them in wonder if they might taste as good as they look. Not everyone would think this is a good habit but their are some who would. So before you pick that flower or leaf and put it near your mouth-you should know not all plants are safe to eat.It is extremely important that you are aware which plant can be harmful to yourself your children or other visitors to your yard or garden. This is a list of some plants which are poisonous if eaten.



Elephant ear

Mistletoe (especially berries)

Monkshood (especially roots)



Poison ivy and oak (also to touch)


10 Plants with Poisonous Parts


Autumn crocus: Bulbs

Bleeding heart: Leaves,roots


Daffodil/Narcissus: Bulbs

English ivy: Leaves,berries

Foxglove: Leaves,seeds

Hyacinth: Bulbs,leaves,branches

Iris: Stems,rhizomes

Larkspur: Seeds,young plants

Lily of the valley: Leaves, flowers

Snowdrop: Bulbs


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    IN2Deep 6 years ago

    Yes-thank you Pol1ce. Some people also spray chemicals on there flowers ect. Also have to be careful with edibles if they are sprayed with insecticides ect. Especially have to watch little ones- I used to make many mudd pies -but never actually ate them.Kids are curious you have to keep your eyes open

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    Paulo Pta 6 years ago from the Right Place

    Good info, is good to tell others about these dangers, i knew 3 kids that died after making a tea with some werd plants.

    I vote Useful!

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    IN2Deep 6 years ago

    - more than words-thank you for your so many visits and comments.Always nice things to say and greatly apprieciated- Enjoy everyday :)

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    Pamela Bogwald 6 years ago from Oak Ridge, NJ

    I am so glad you posted this. Even though I am a landscaper and know the dangers of poisonous plants it is important from time to time to be slapped in the face with the consequences of plant tasting as I Often find myself tasting the plant to recognize its nature. I have so many friends and clients who have addressed this issue as well and will be glad to refer them here. Thank you so much for the incite on the dangers of tasting poisonous plants. You are a god sent for opening my eyes to the devil nature holds so dear. God bless you.