Toxic plants are incredibly dangerous, whether you have wildlife in your yard or furry friends that love to explore your property. Toxic plants should always be removed, if possible, and replaced with safe and nature-friendly options. Here are some of the most common toxic plants found in gardens and yards throughout the area.
The Most Common Toxic Plants
The most common toxic plants, and why they are so dangerous, are listed below. Contact Honeysuckle Nursery and Design if you discover any of these in your yard and want to replace them before the spring!
- English Yew: This is a type of evergreen tree that appears to be beautiful and harmless, but can actually cause heart failure if it is ingested by a human or an animal. There is no known antidote to English Yew.
- Rhododendron: This gorgeous purple flower causes many severe problems if it is ingested, including tears, drooling, a low blood pressure, coma, or seizure.
- Lilies: The entire lily family is actually very dangerous if you have children or pets traipsing through your yard. The entire plant is toxic and can cause coma or death. Unfortunately, even the pollen from lilies can cause kidney failure and heart problems in animals.
- Hydrangea: This unassuming blue-purple flower is a mainstay in floral arrangements, but it’s also a toxic plant. It contains a type of cyanide and it can lead to shortness of breath, a rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, and death. The flowers themselves are the most poisonous part of the plant.
- Daffodil and Foxglove: These two plants, both of which are in the same family, can cause toxicity or skin sensitivity if they are ingested. These plants are particularly toxic because they can enter the bloodstream through small cuts even when in bulb form.
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