Who We Are | Friends and Supporters | You're Not Alone | We Recommend | My Child | Store

Search the Invest In Kids website.

Ages and Stages

What to expect and how you can help, as your child grows and develops.

Answers for Parents

Reliable information on a wide range of topics.


Thank You Scotia Capital for supporting this website.

Home > My Child > Answers For Parents

My Child
Safety: Common poisonous plants

Here is an alphabetical list of common house and garden plants that are poisonous and/or hazardous to young children. This is not a complete list and you should contact your local poison control centre if you have any question regarding other plants.

  • apple tree
  • autumn crocus
  • azalea
  • belladonna lily
  • bleeding heart
  • buttercups
  • cherry tree
  • christmas rose
  • chrysanthemum
  • clematis
  • daffodil
  • dieffenbachia
  • elderberry
  • elephant's ear
  • English holly
  • English ivy
  • fig tree
  • horse chestnut tree
  • hyacinth
  • hydrangea
  • iris
  • lily of the valley
  • milkweed
  • mistletoe
  • morning glory
  • narcissus
  • nightshade
  • oleander
  • peach tree
  • philodendron
  • poinsettia
  • poison hemlock
  • poison ivy
  • poison oak
  • potato (eyes, stems, spoiled parts)
  • rhododendron
  • rhubarb leaves
  • strawberry bush
  • sweetpea
  • tobacco
  • tomato leaves
  • wild mushrooms (all wild mushrooms, fungi and toadstools should be considered toxic until known to be otherwise)
  • wisteria
  • yellow jasmine

Printer Friendly Version

Related Content


We built this site for you. How are we doing?

tell us

Join Us
Helpful tips and parenting news delivered right to your inbox.

sign me up

Mini Poll
I wish my spouse/partner would do more of the parenting.

I agree
I disagree
I am somewhere in between

Help Us Help Kids
Donate Online

Your Child's First Five Years