List of Native Plants
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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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|Native||These plants grow at higher elevations (8000 feet) in cool, wet places. Grows 3 or 4 feet tall, has a thick stem and thick underground root, large featherlike leaves with a hairy underside. Poisonous parts: all parts, especially root stock and sap.|
|Native||Vine-like plant that may grow as high as 6 feet.|
|Native||Perennial herb with narrow, grass-like leaves. Yellow or whitish-green flowers form at top of central stalk. Bulbs often mistaken for onion but lack the characteristic onion odor.|
|Donkey's tail, creeping spurge, myrtle spurge
|Native||Grows wild in foothill areas in northeastern Utah, also cultivated in rock gardens. Blue-green diamond-shaped fleshy leaves in close spiral arrangement, end with a tooth-like tip.|
|Native||Grows in damp areas on meadows and hillsides at high elevations. It emerges as soon as snow melts in the spring and reaches a height of 1.5 to 2 meters. Leaves may measure 20 to 30 cm long and 7 to 15 cm broad. Cream-colored flowers grow in clusters at the top of a single unbranched stalk that resembles corn.|
|Native||Can grow up to 5 feet tall. Stems and leaves are velvety green in color. Flowers are snow-white in color and bloom in the summer. They open in the evening and fade during the day.|
|Lupine, blue bonnet
|Native (also cultivated)||Grows from lower elevations up to 10000 feet in elevation. Approximately 20 inches tall. Compound leaves, with 6-9 lance-shaped leaflets, with a silvery covering. All parts, especially ripe seeds, are potentially toxic.|
|Native (also cultivated)||A low growing plant with year-round pinnated, waxy green leaves that resemble holly. The plant bears dainty yellow flowers in early summer and a dark blue berry that ripens late in the fall.|
|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.|