Poisonous Plants

Poison Ivy, & Sumac Information CenterThis web site is dedicated to those individuals that have ever experienced and suffered through the itching and painful rashes associated with contact of an oil called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-ol) from these plants.

Images of poisonous plants

10 plants that are poisonous to dogs

9 Deadly House PlantsGot a curious kid or hungry pet? Many potted plants and cut flowers that people love to keep around the home are actually quite poisonous if ingested.

How Poison Ivy WorksIn this article, you'll discover how poison ivy causes that rash, learn where it grows, how to get rid of it and how to spot it before you get too close.

16 Unassuming-but-Lethal Poison Plants

Poisonous Mushrooms Every mushroom hunter should be familiar with the three most dangerous groups of fungi. These are the amanitas, the false morels and a catch-all category known as little brown mushrooms (LBMS).

Poisonous House Plants Houseplants can be very beneficial in our lives. They purify and renew our stale indoor air by filtering out toxins, pollutants and the carbon dioxide we exhale - replacing them with life sustaining oxygen! However, many of our most popular houseplants come from tropical climates where the highest percentage of poisonous plants reside. If you have any of the houseplants listed below you should find out how toxic they are, and if the risk they pose to your children or pets is worth keeping them.

US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Guide to Poisonous and Toxic Plants

Poison Ivy Myths - Poison ivy misunderstandings are often deeply held and difficult to change. This paper by Bill Einsig attempts distinguish between scientific fact and beliefs.

Indiana University Information about the rash, treatment, Truth about Poison Ivy and Oak

Poisonous Plant Quiz? - Test your week knowledge about Poison Ivy, Oak, and Hemlock with this Quiz

Plants Toxic to Animals Database created in order to assist the University of Illinois veterinary students in identifying common plants that are toxic to animals

Poisonous Plants of North Carolina - plants listed by common and scientific names.

Poisonous Plants of the Southern United States - colorful guide provided by the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Services.

Toxic Plant List By: The Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario The amount of poison in a plant tends to vary with location, age of plant, season, weather conditions..

Poisonous Plants and Plant Parts... the ornamental plants or flowers in your yard may contain deadly poison.

University of Pennsylvania's Poisonous Plants Home Page. Please make your selection from the choices below. 

Plants Poisonous to Dogs Listed below are links to the ASPCA® Animal Poison Control Center's information on some common garden and household plants that can be poisonous to your pet. This may not represent a complete list of all poisonous plants.

Atropa belladona: The Deadly Nightshade

Field Guide to Noxious and Other Selected Weeds of British Columbia

USDA Plants Classification Report: Solanum contains images and information on the plants in the nightshade genus.

A Modern Herbal: Index of Poisonous Plants Describes the plants traditional medicinal action and uses.

Plants Poisonous to Livestock Contains information to help identify poisonous plants in Minnesota and recognize the signs of poisoning.

Poisonous House Plants List common house hold and indoor plants and their poisonous parts.list common house hold and indoor plants and their posions parts.

Australian Native Poisonous Plants includes plant examples and history in Australia.

Guide to Plant Poisoning of Animals in North America, A book for students, livestock owners, veterinarians, and anyone who is interested in the fascinating effects of toxic plants on animals.

Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets provides a list of plants organized by alphabetical listing, toxicity rating, animal species affected, and botanical type.

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History: The Poison Plant Patch offers an introduction to some of the local beauties that can make people itch, wheeze, hurl, hallucinate, or die.

Is This Poison Ivy? If you teach a course on plants, you are likely to encounter the question of how to identify poison ivy. The vine-like habit and trimerous leaves are obvious to a "botanist", but there are other small woody objects that have three leaflets. This site discriminates between Virginia creeper and poison ivy, providing additional links to dermatitis sites, additional images and USDA's hints on identifying, counteracting contact with, and eliminating poison ivy.

Poison Ivy and Nettles - offers descriptions and photos of poison ivy and stinging nettles.

Outsmarting Poison Ivy From the Food and Drug Administration. Offers tips on what to do when exposed, identifying characteristics of poison ivy, oak, and sumac, and getting rid of these plants.

Poisonous Plant Database The Poisonous Plant Database represents a vast survey of the literature. The heart of the site is a lengthy 32-page list of references, and a single long page (190 KB) of reportedly poisonous plant species. A plant's absence from the list does NOT mean it is safe though. Compiled by D. Jesse Wagstaff (1994-1996), the data are infrequently updated. Hosted by U.S. Food & Drug Administration, visitors are cautioned that the pages are unofficial.

Poison Ivy Poison ivy has so many different looks that few people can spot it for sure, includes information, pictures, stories, and more.

Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System This browsable database of over 250 plants includes common and scientific names of plants that may be found outside and around the home in Canada Every entry has information and references on human and non-human effects of poisonous plants.

Poison Plant of Florida

Guide to Poisonous Plants Has searchable database of definitions and photos. From the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Information Center Provides information on how to identify, cure, treat, and exterminate these plants.

Indiana Toxic Plants

BoDD The Botanical Dermatology Database

A Guide to Poisonous and Toxic Plants US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

Cornell University's Poisonous Plant Page

Common Poisonous Plants This is a listing of poisonous plants

More Poison Ivy

Plants Toxic to Animals

Poisonous Plants in New Zealand

Health World: Medical Self-Care for Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac - how to prevent, identify, and treat an outbreak.

Botanical.com: Poison Ivy

Let's Talk about Poison Oak - from Palo Alto Boy Scout Troop 5.

Poison Oak! - more than just scratching the surface! From an article in Herbalgram.

All poisonous plants by Botanical name

All poisonous plants by Common Name

An illustrated Guide to some common poisonous plants in Nova Scotia.

Poisonous Plants