Many popular house and garden plants are considered poisonous and can produce symptoms ranging from minor to severe. This list is not exhaustive, but
gives a listing of some of the most popular plantings which are known to be poisonous, as well as non-poisonous selections. The list is provided by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers. Check with local extensions of the US Department of Agriculture and local poison control centers for more information about the
nature of common plantings in specific locations.
Toxic levels are based on the best information available; however, precise scientific data is not available. Toxicity is subject to numerous variables, including
quantity, exposure, and individual reactions.
Plants on the high toxicity list are known to have caused death and could be hazardous with very little exposure. DO NOT USE. Plants on the medium
toxicity list have toxic parts, but deaths have been rare, usually after prolonged exposure or consuming large quantities. Do not use these plants inside the
play yard. Plants on the low toxicity list include those that may cause a rash or dermititis. Use these plants with caution.
The designer shall research the toxicity of all plants specified.
HIGH TOXICITY PLANTS
fruit & plant
Red Angles trumpet
Hemlock, carrot fern or
all parts, large amounts
Lily of the Valley
Duranta or Golden
Naked Lady or Pencil bush
all parts, esp. roots
fruits & leaves
PBS-140 - July 2003