Poisonous Plants

There are a number of poisonous plants that are commonly found in gardens. Some plants are poisonous if ingested, if inhaled or may cause skin irritation by contact.
Comprehensive lists can be found at sites like , however some common examples are frangipani, privet, rhus, angel’s trumpet (datura), daphne, hygrangea, lantana, oleander, poinsettia, agapanthus, arum lily, daffodils cyclamen, foxglove, sweet pea and wisteria.

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Some common garden plants are poisonous and their planting should, if possible, be avoided in kids’ gardens. This list is by no means exhaustive, but the inclusion of many commonly grown plants reinforces how important it is that children are taught never to eat anything in the garden unless they know it is safe. All parts of the following plants are poisonous:

The leaves of the following plants are poisonous:

The flowers of the arum lily are poisonous. The milky sap of the following is poisonous:

The fruits and seeds of the following are poisonous:

These tubers and bulbs are poisonous: