Sweeten Creek Animal and Bird Hospital
3131 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828)684-8875


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Sweeten Creek Animal and Bird Hospital

3131 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803

(828)684-8875

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Plants with reported toxicity to animals

Note: This list may not be all inclusive. Many plants, while not listed as toxic, may cause significant gastrointestinal upset. Questions regarding any possible plant toxicity should be directed to our staff quickly, in order to provide appropriate recommendations for your pets.   

Aconite, Aconitum spp.

Adam and Eve, Arum maculatum

African blood lily, Scadoxus multiflorus (Haemanthus multiflorus)

African blue lily, Agapanthus orientalis (A. praecox ssp. orientalis)

African evergreen, Syngonium podophyllum

African hemp, Sparmannia africana

African milk bush, Synadenium grantii

Agapanthus, Agapanthus orientalis (A. praecox ssp. orientalis)

Amaryllis, Hippeastrum spp.

American Coffee Berry Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree

American elder, Sambucus canadensis

American rubber plant, Peperomia obtusifolia

Ampelopsis, Ampelopsis spp.

Angel's trumpet, Brugmansia spp. (Datura spp.)

Anthurium, Anthurium spp.

Apple, Malus sylvestris (M. pumila)

Apple-of-Peru, Nicandra physalodes

Apricot, Prunus armeniaca

Aralia, Polyscias spp.

Arnica root, Arnica montana

Arrowhead vine, Syngonium podophyllum

Asparagus fern, Asparagus densiflorus (Sprengeri group)

Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis

Atamasco lily, Zephyranthes atamasco

Australian umbrella tree, Schefflera spp.

Autumn scilla, Scilla spp.

Autumn Skullcap, Galerina autumnalis

Azalea, Rhododendron spp.

Baby rubber plant, Peperomia obtusifolia

Baby's breath, Gypsophila paniculata

Balsam pear, Momordica charantia

Baneberry, Actaea spp.

Baptisia, Baptisia spp.

Basket flower, Hymenocallis spp.

Bean Broad , Vicia faba

Bearsfoot hellebore, Helleborus foetidus

Beech, Fagus spp.

Belladonna, Atropa belladonna

Benjamin tree, Ficus benjamina

Bird-of-paradise, Caesalpinia spp.

Bitter gourd, Momordica charantia

Bittersweet, Celastrus scandens

Black cherry, Prunus serotina

Black henbane, Hyoscyamus niger

Black jetbead, Rhodotypos scandens

Black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia

Black nightshade, Solanum nigrum

Blackberry lily, Belamcanda chinensis

Bleeding heart, Dicentra spp.

Blood lily, Scadoxus multiflorus (Haemanthus multiflorus)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

Blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides

Blue devil., Echium spp.

Blue squill, Scilla spp.

Bluebead-lily, Clintonia borealis

Blueweed, Echium spp.

Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis L.)

Box thorn, Lycium spp.

Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens

Bracken or Brake Fern (Pteridium aquilinum L.)

Buckeye Bottlebrush , Aesculus parviflora

Buckeye California , Aesculus californica

Buckthorn, Rhamnus spp.

Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum (F. sagittatum, Polygonum fagopyrum)

Buffalo nut, Pyrularia pubera

Bull Nettle (Solanum carolinense L.)

Burning Bush see Fireweed

Burning bush, Euonymus spp.

Buttercup (Ranunculus spp.)

Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa

Caladium, Caladium spp.

Calla lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica

Canada moonseed, Menispermum canadense

Candelabra cactus, Euphorbia lactea

Caper spruge, Euphorbia lathyris

Cardinal Flower Blue , Lobelia spp.

Cardinal-spear, Erythrina herbacea

Carelessweed see Pigweed

Carnation, Dianthus spp.

Carolina allspice, Calycanthus floridus

Carolina cherry laurel, Prunus caroliniana

Carolina jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens

Cassava, Manihot esculenta

Castor Bean (Ricinus communis L.)

Celandine, Chelidonium majus

Century plant, Agave spp.

Cestrum, Cestrum spp.

Chalice vine, Solandra spp.

Chenile plant, Acalypha hispida

Cherokee-bean, Erythrina herbacea

Chigger-plant, Asclepias tuberosa

China tree, Melia azedarach

Chinaberry, Melia azedarach

Chincherinchee, Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Chinese bellflower, Abutilon X hybridum

Chinese evergreen, Aglaonema modestum

Chinese lantern, Abutilon X hybridum

Chinese lantern, Physalis spp.

Chinese scholar tree, Sophora japonica

Chinese yam, Dioscorea batatas

Chlorine Lepidella, Amanita chlorinosma

Christmas flower, Euphorbia pulcherrima

Christmas rose, Helleborus niger

Churee, Euphorbia royleana

Cinnamon vine, Dioscorea batatas

Clematis, Clematis spp.

Climbing Nightshade, Solanum dulcamara

Climbing Onion, Bowiea volubilis

Clintonia, Clintonia borealis

Clivia, Clivia miniata

Clove pinks, Dianthus spp.

Clover, Alsike & Other Clovers (Trifolium hybridum L. & other species)

Coastal Leucothoe, Leucothoe axillaris

Cockle, Agrostemma githago

Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium L.)

Coffee senna, Cassia occidentalis (Senna occidentalis)

Coffeeweed, Cassia occidentalis (Senna occidentalis)

Coleus, Coleus X hybridus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)

Common ivy, Hedera helix

Common Poppy, Papaver somniferum

Common Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana

Coontie, Zamia spp.

Coral bean, Erythrina herbacea

Coralberry, Actaea spp.

Coralberry, Symphoricarpos spp.

Corn cockle, Agrostemma githago

Corsican Hellebore, Helleborus argutifolius

Cow-itch, Campsis radicans

Crab's Eyes, Abrus precatorius

Creeping Charlie see Ground Ivy

Creeping Cucumber, Melothria pendula

Creeping Spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites

Crinum lily, Crinum spp.

Crocus Autumn , Colchicum autumnale

Crocus, Colchicum speciosum

Crotolaria, Crotalaria spp.

Croton, Codiaeum variegatum

Crowfoot, Ranunculus spp.

Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)

Cuban lily, Scilla spp.

Cuckoo-pint, Arum maculatum

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus L.)

Cycad, Cycas revoluta

Cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum

Cypress spurge, Euphorbia cyparissias

Daffodil (Narcissus spp.)

Dahlia, Dahlia spp.

Daphne, Daphne mezereum

Datura, Datura stramonium

Dead Man's Hand, Scleroderma geaster

Deadly Galernia, Galerina autumnalis

Deadly Nightshade, Atropa belladonna

Deadly Nightshade, Solanum dulcamara

Death Angel, Amanita virosa/Amanita bisporigera

Delphinium (Delphinium spp.)

Destroying Angel, Amanita virosa/Amanita bisporigera

Devil's ivy, Epipremnum aureum

Devils Snuff Box, Scleroderma geaster

Devil's Trumpet see Jimson Weed

Devil's trumpet, Datura metel

Devil's walkingstick, Aralia spinosa

Devil's-backbone, Pedilanthus tithymaloides

Dieffenbachia, Dieffenbachia spp.

Disporum, Disporum spp.

Dock, Rumex spp.

Dog hobble, Leucothoe fontanesiana

Dogbane (Apocynum spp.)

Dogbane, Apocynum cannabinum

Dolichos bean, Dolichos lablab (Lablab purpureus)

Doll's-eyes, Actaea spp.

Donkeytail, Euphorbia myrsinites

Downy thorn-apple, Datura metel

Dragon bones, Euphorbia lactea

Drooping Leucothoe, Leucothoe fontanesiana

Dumbcane, Dieffenbachia spp.

Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh.)

Dwarf poinciana, Caesalpinia spp.

Earthball, Scleroderma aurantium

Earthstar Scleroderma , Scleroderma geaster

Eastern redcedar, Juniperus virginiana

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis L.)

Elephant's-ear, Alocasia spp.

Elephant's-ear, Colocasia spp.

English bean, Vicia faba

English Ivy (Hedera helix L.)

English laurel, Prunus laurocerasus

Ergot (Claviceps purpurea (Fr.) Tul.)

Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus spp.

Euphorbium, Euphorbia resinifera

European Bittersweet, Solanum dulcamara

Everlasting pea, Lathyrus spp.

Eyebane, Euphorbia maculata

Fern, Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum L.)

Fireweed (Kochia scoparia L.)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea L.)

Ground Ivy (Glecoma hederacea L.)

Hemlock Poison (Conium maculatum L.)

Hemlock Water (Cicuta maculata L.)

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) (being reviewed - 7/25/2003)

Horse Chestnut, Buckeyes (Aesculus hippocastanum L.)

Horse Nettle (Solanum carolinense L.)

Horsetails (Equisetum arvense L. & other species)

Hyacinth (Hyacinth orientalis)

Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.)

Ivy English (Hedera helix L.)

Ivy Ground (Glecoma hederacea L.)

Ivy Poison (Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze)

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema spp.)

Jamestown Weed see Jimson Weed

Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata Sieb. & Zucc.)

Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum L.)

Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium L.)

Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioica (L.) K. Koch)

Kentucky Mahagony Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree

Klamath Weed see St. Johnswort

Lamb's Quarters (Chenopodium album L.)

Lantana (Lantana camara L.)

Larkspur (Delphinium spp.)

Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)

Lupine (Lupinus spp.)

Mad Apple see Jimson Weed

Maple, Red (Acer rubrum)

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum L.)

Milkweed, Common (Asclepias syriaca L.)

Mint, Purple (Perilla frutescens)

Nicker Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree

Nightshade (Solanum spp.)

Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra Willd.)

Oleander (Nerium oleander L.)

Philodendron (Philodendron spp.)

Pigweed (Amaranthus spp.)

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum L.)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze)

Poke (Phytolacca americana L.)

Purple Mint (Perilla frutescens)

Redroot see Pigweed

Rhododendron (Rhododendron spp.)

Rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum L.)

Squirrelcorn (Dicentra canadensis (Goldie) Walp.) see Dutchman's Breeches

St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum L.)

Staggerweed (Dicentra spp.) see Dutchman's Breeches

Stink Weed (see Jimson Weed)

Stump Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree

Sudan Grass (Sorghum vulgare var. sudanense Hitchc.)

Summer Cypress see Fireweed

Thorn Apple (see Jimson Weed)

Tulip (Tulipa spp.)

Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata L.)

White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum Hout.)

Wild Onion (Allium spp.)

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