List of Poisonous Plants
Important: If someone has been exposed to a potentially harmful plant, or you have additional questions, please call your poison control center at 800-222-1222.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to be comprehensive. It is a compilation of the plants most frequently encountered by the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC). The UPCC staff have tried to provide the most accurate information possible, however, we do not claim that this website is error-free.
This project is supported by funds received through grant # H4B HS 00 008 awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Healthcare Preparedness, Healthcare Systems Bureau.
|Houseplant||Leaves come directly from the root and are large for plant, elliptical in shape and narrow to a point. Leaves are 1 -5 feet long and up to 6 inches wide. Flowers are spathe-shaped and either white or green. Berries may be found in clusters but are rarely seen.|
|Houseplant||Fast growing plant with leathery, glossy leaves. Depending on species, may grow to 10-20 feet as a tree-like shrub.|
|Houseplant||Leaves are oval and 4-7 inches long. They are lobed.|
|Poison Hemlock, winter fern, California fern, spotted hemlock, poison parsley
|Native||Grows along streamside and ditch banks at all elevations, tolerates poorly drained soils. Can be found throughout the United States. Grows 4-10 feet tall. Hollow, branched, spotted stems with purple splotches. Leaves are fern-like. Single white taproot that resembles a carrot. Poisonous parts: all parts.|
|Native||Low shrub, rarely exceeds 4 feet in height. Prefers shady, wooded areas; found throughout the southwestern US.|
|Pothos, devil's ivy, taro vine, hunter's-robe
|Houseplant||Commonly grown as an indoor potted plant and as an ornamental outdoors in warm climates. Heart-shaped or oval dark green leaves with yellow or white splotches, and slender stems. Grows as a vine.|
|Houseplant||Narrow, leathery dark-green leaves that are 8-12 inches long.|
|Snow on the Mountain
|Native, Cultivated||Oval light green leaves, upper ones striped and marginated white. Contains milky white sap that is irritating to the skin and mouth.|
|Native||Grows in moist, shaded woodland areas. Reaches about 4 feet tall at maturity, often grows in colonies. Leaves are lance-shaped and have sharp-toothed edges. Stems and leaves have hair-like structures.|
|Cultivated||Common garden plant grown from bulbs.|