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.
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(Schefflera actinophylla, Brassaia actinophylla)
|Houseplant||The plant has a long stalk with glossy bright green leaves. The leaves are divided into 7-16 leaflets. Houseplant does not generally bloom.|
|Virginia creeper, woodbine, American ivy, five-leaved ivy
|Cultivated||Woody vine, leaves are elliptical and occur in groupings of 5 leaflets with saw-toothed edges. Foliage changes from green in summer to orange in fall. Planted in gardens as a ground cover or on fences.|
|Wart weed, spotted spurge
|Native||Stems are branching, hairy, and often pink to red in color. Can grow up to 12 inches tall, but often forms mats. Grows from a taproot. Leaves are ovate shaped.|
|Native||Grows along streamside, irrigation canals, and in moist pastures; seldom grows about 8500 feet in elevation. Grows 3 to 7 feet tall. Thick rootstocks have cross partitions at the base. Roots have separate chambers inside, and a musky odor. Leaves are lance-shaped, with toothed edges. Leaf veins run to the notches between the toothed edges. This plant is similar in appearance to Poison Hemlock, but there is little or no purple blotching on the stem. Poisonous parts: all parts, especially the roots and lower stems.|
|Western monkshood, wolfbane
|Native (also cultivated)||Grows 2-4 feet tall in damp shady places in upper elevation mountain areas. Has fleshy roots and stout stems. Leaves are dark green and deeply divided with multiple segments; leaves become smaller towards the top of the plant. Poisonous parts: all parts, especially roots and leaves.|