|Non-toxic||Ingestion of small amounts of this plant is unlikely to produce any ill effects.|
|Skin Irritant||Handling this plant or sap of this plant may produce irritation to the skin. Contact the poison control center for assistance.|
|Stomach irritant||Ingestion of this plant may cause upset stomach. Contact the poison control center for assistance.|
|Poisonous||This plant is poisonous. Ingestion of this plant may result in ill effects. Contact the local poison control center for assistance.|
|Animal exposures||Pets and other animals may not react the same as humans to plants. Plants that are non-toxic for humans may cause ill effects to animals.|
|Mushrooms||The UPCC does not advocate eating wild mushrooms. Many poisonous mushrooms look like edible varieties of mushrooms. For some mushrooms the only way to distinguish an edible and poisonous mushroom is through chemical tests. Therefore, the only safe and reliable place to obtain edible mushrooms is through a grocer.|
|Native plant||A plant which grows naturally in a particular region. Weeds are often considered native plants.|
A plant which is introduced into a yard or garden. Plants purchased at a nursery will often be called cultivated plants.
NOTE: Native plants can sometimes be cultivated.
|Houseplant||A plant grown or kept indoors.|
|Flower||The part of a seed plant that normally bears reproductive organs.|
The outgrowth from a plant stem that is flattened
and functions in food manufacture. Examples of leaf shapes
|Fruit||The reproductive body of a seed plant. Berries are examples of fruits.|
|Bark||The tough outer covering of a woody root or stem.|
|Bulb||The fleshy, rounded underground portion of certain plants.|