Plants Toxic to Pets


The following plants are the most toxic to dogs and should never be made available to them under any circumstances:


Castor bean or castor oil plant (Ricinus communis)

Cyclamen (Cylamen spp.)

Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

English Ivy, both leaves and berries (Hedera helix)

Mistletoe (Viscum album)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Thorn apple or jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

Yew (Taxus spp.)

Any mushroom you cannot identify as safe


These types of vegetation are to be avoided for a variety of reasons. Do not plant them near your home or bring them inside as plants or cut flowers:


Amaryllis (Amaryllis spp.)

Autumn crocus (Colochicum autumnale)

Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Chrysanthemum (Compositae spp.)

Flower bulbs of any kind

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum)

Larkspur (Delphinium)

Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)

Peace Lily or Mauna Loa Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)

Pothos (both Scindapsus and Epipremnum)

Rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum)

Schefflera (Schefflera and Brassaia actinophylla)

Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica)

Tulip/Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa/Narcissus spp.)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)


These tougher-leafed or woody specimens are also poisonous and should be avoided in and around your house.




Chinaberry tree





Sago Palm



The following is a listing of plants that are toxic to cats, as well as the most commonly encountered toxic plants:


Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)

Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)

Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)

Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)

English Ivy (Hedera helix)

Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)

Lilies (Lilium sp.)

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)

Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)

Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)

Yew (Taxus sp.)

Source: petMD/cats

Source: petMD/dogs