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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2003, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Plants that are Poisonous to your cat

With the previous post by Crittercall about easter lilies I went on a quest to find a pretty detailed list of all plants that are poisonous to cats.... I have been pretty aware of some, but I like most don't have alot of these in my home or my yard, but found them interesting

Alfalfa, Almond (Pits of), Aloe Vera, Alocasia
Amaryllis, Apple (seeds), Apple Leaf Croton
Apricot (Pits of), Arrowgrass, Asparagus Fern
Autumn Crocus, Avacado (fuit and pit)
Azalea, Baby's Breath, Baneberry
Bayonet, Beargrass, Beech. Belladonna
Bird of Paradise, Bittersweet, Black-eyed Susan
Black Locust, Bleeding Heart, Bloodroot
Bluebonnet, Box, Boxwood, Branching Ivy
Buckeyes, Buddist Pine, Burning Bush
Buttercup, Cactus, Candelabra, Caladium
Calla Lily, Castor Bean, Ceriman
Charming Dieffenbachia
Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)
Cherry, most wild varieties
Cherry, ground, Cherry, Laurel
Chinaberry, Chinese Evergreen, Christmas Rose
Chrysanthemum, Cineria, Clematis
Cordatum, Coriaria, Cornflower, Corn Plant
Cornstalk Plant, Croton, Corydalis, Crocus, Autumn
Crown of Thorns, Cuban Laurel
Cutleaf Philodendron, Cycads, Cyclamen
Daffodil, Daphne, Datura ,Deadly Nightshade
Death Camas,Devil's Ivy, Delphinium Decentrea
Dieffenbachia,Dracaena Palm,Dragon Tree
Dumb Cane,Easter Lily *,Eggplant,Elaine
Elderberry,Elephant Ear,Emerald Feather
English Ivy,Eucalyptus,Euonymus,Ferns
Fiddle-leaf fig,Florida Beauty,Flax,Foxglove
Fruit Salad Plant,Geranium,German Ivy ,Glacier IvyGolden Chain
Gold Dieffenbachia ,Gold Dust Dracaena, Golden Glow
Golden Pothos ,Gopher Purge ,Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
Heartland Philodendron ,Hellebore ,Hemlock, Poison
Hemlock, Water ,Henbane ,Holly ,Honeysuckle
Horsebeans ,Horsebrush ,Horse Chestnuts
Hurricane Plant ,Hyacinth ,Hydrangea
Indian Rubber Plant ,Indian Tobacco ,Iris
Iris Ivy ,Jack in the Pulpit ,Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily * ,Java Beans ,Jessamine
Jerusalem Cherry ,Jimson Weed ,Jonquil
Jungle Trumpets ,Kalanchoe ,Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lantana ,Larkspur ,Laurel ,Lily ,Lily Spider
Lily of the Valley ,Locoweed ,Lupine
Madagascar Dragon Tree ,Marble Queen
Marigold ,Marijuana ,Mescal Bean
Mexican Breadfruit ,Miniature Croton ,Mistletoe
Mock Orange ,Monkshood ,Moonseed
Morning Glory ,Mother-in Law's Tongue ,Morning Glory
Mountain Laurel ,Mushrooms , Narcissus
Needlepoint Ivy ,Nephytis ,Nightshade ,Oleander
Onion ,Oriental Lily * ,Peace Lily ,Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
Pencil Cactus ,Peony ,Periwinkle ,Philodendron
Pimpernel ,Plumosa Fern ,Poinciana ,Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Poison Hemlock ,Poison Ivy ,Poison Oak ,Pokeweed
Poppy ,Potato ,Pothos ,Precatory Bean ,Primrose
Privet, Common ,Red Emerald ,Red Princess
Red-Margined Dracaena ,Rhododendron ,Rhubarb
Ribbon Plant ,Rosemary Pea ,Rubber Plant ,Saddle Leaf Philodendron ,Sago Palm ,Satin Pothos ,Schefflera
Scotch Broom ,Silver Pothos ,Skunk Cabbage
Snowdrops ,Snow on the Mountain ,Spotted Dumb Cane
Staggerweed ,Star of Bethlehem ,String of Pearls
Striped Dracaena ,Sweetheart Ivy ,Sweetpea
Swiss Cheese plant ,Tansy Mustard ,Taro Vine
Tiger Lily * ,Tobacco ,
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
Tree Philodendron ,Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Tulip ,Tung Tree ,Virginia Creeper ,Water Hemlock
Weeping Fig ,Wild Call ,Wisteria
Yews --
e.g. Japanese Yew
English Yew
Western Yew
American Yew

List compiled by Jeffrey D. Rakes
Reprinted from PET Magazine's Cat Care Guide, Summer 1987

Updated with the assistance of Dr. Jill Richardson,
ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center, December 1997

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2003, 07:18 PM
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Thanks! Wow there are so many!
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I so thought the same thing, was like WOW!, your welcome
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2003, 08:48 PM
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I have over half of those plants either in my yard or in my house. The one that my cats enjoy eating, thankfully is not listed.
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