Poisons

Plants: Possible Problems

Azalea | Abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, vomiting

Belladonna | Mydriasis (pupil dilation), hyperthermia, muscle collapse

Bird of Paradise | Same as Azalea

Bulbs (hyacinth, narcissus, family) | Same as Azalea

Calla Lily | Contains oxalate crystals, which cause oral, pharyngeal, & esophageal irritation; salivation & mucosal edema (swelling)

Cardinal Flower | Salivation, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia (rapid heart beat)

Castor Bean | Vomiting, diarrhea, possible shock

Chinaberry Tree | Convulsions

Daphne | Same as Azalea

Dumb Cane (dieffenbachia) | Same as Calla Lily

Dutchman's Breeches | Convulsions

Elephants Ear | Same as Calla Lily

Hydrangea | Cyanide poisioning

Jack-in-the-Pulpit | Sajme as Calla Lily

Jasmine | Vomiting, diarrhea, mydriasis (pupil dilation) hyperthermia, muscle collapse

Jimsonweed | Mydriasis, hyperthermia, muscle collapse

Larkspur (delphinium) | Cardiovascular effects; bradycardia (slowed heart beat) arrhythmia

Laurel | Same as Azalea

Lily of the Valley | Same as Larkspur

Mescal Bean | Salivation, nausea, vomiting, tachycardial (rapid heart beat)

Mushrooms | Acute gastric effects; liver & kidney damage, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, salivation

Nightshades | Delayed digestive tract effects

Philodendron | Same as Calla Lily

Poinsettia | Sap irritates mucous membranes

Prunus species (includes apple seeds, but only when chewed) | Cyanide poisoning

Tobacco | Same as Cardinal Flower

Yellow Jasmine | Convulsions

Yews, Taxus species (Podocarpus species causes only mild gastroenteritis) | Gastroenteritis, cardiovascular collapse

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