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A Plant-safe Primer

July 21, 1990

Morning Glory (Ipomoea species)

Needlepoint Ivy (Hedera Helix "needlepoint" )

Nightshade (Solanium nigrum)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Parlor Ivy (Philodendron cordatum)

Periwinkle (Vinca species)

Pyracanthra (Botanical Name)

Rhododendron (species)

Rosary Bean (Abrus precatarius)

Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)

Spider Mum /Golden Lace (Chrysanthemum mortifollium)

String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyuanus or senecio herreinus)

4. Dermatitis: Contact may cause a skin rash, itching or irritation. Treat by washing skin with soap and water, but be careful not to rub in eyes. If irritation persists, contact poison center or a doctor.

African Lily (Agapanthus africanus)

Agapanthus (Botanical Name)

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe Vera (Botanical Name)

Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

Cactus (species)

Caladium (species)

Candytuft (species)

Elephant's Ear (Senicio caladium)

Ficus Benjamina (Botanical Name)

Fiddleleaf Fig (Ficus lyrala)

Heart Ivy (Hedera helix)

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)

Ivy (Hedera helix)

Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus)

Marigold (Tagetes species)

Mother-in-Law Plant (Caladium)

Needlepoint Ivy (Hedera Helix "needlepoint" )

Parlor Ivy (Philodendron cordatum)

Philodendron (species)

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Rubber Tree (Ficus elasticus decora)

Schefflera (species)

Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)

Spider Mum /Golden Lace (Chrysanthemum mortifollium)

Umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla)

5. Information on these plants is incomplete, but seems to indicate they may cause ill effects. Rinse mouth and/or dilute with fluids.

Gardenia (species)

Grape Ivy (Cissue rhombiferia)

Pansy (Viola tricolor)

Mother-in-Law Tongue (Sanservieria trifasciata)

Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Pot Mum (Chrysanthemum mortiforium)

Sweet Pea (lathyrus odoratus)

If you have a question about a plant or need help with treating exposure to what you think is a poisonous plant, call the UC Irvine Regional Poison Center at (714) 634-5988 or (800) 544-4404. Because it is difficult to furnish names of all plants from a telephone conversation, the center recommends making a list of all the plants you do not know that are in your yard or home and take them to a nursery so they can be identified.

Source: UC Irvine Regional Poison Center

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