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A Guide to Poisonous House and Garden Plants

1st Edition

By Anthony Knight

Teton NewMedia

324 pages

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Paperback: 9781591610281
pub: 2007-01-01
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This title is an excellent resource to help indentify poisonous plants in the home and garden and contains the most current information about plant toxicity in dogs and cats. This essential reference allows veterinarians to not only identify poisonous plants, but also includes the toxic properties of the plant and the clinical signs that can be expected in animals that ingest the plants. This instrumental guide contains detailed discussions on the plant toxins, the plant parts that are most dangerous and the first aid that should be considered. The title includes 192 domestic and exotic plant species, with an emphasis on plants typically found in and around the home. This user friendly guide is organized alphabetically by the plant’s botanical name, while the index includes common names listed to help find the specific plant in question. The 350 high quality color photos also assist the practitioner in accurate plant identification. The highly visual, easily accessible format make this title an ideal toxically reference for small animal practitioners.

Table of Contents

Preface

Tables

Plants Grouped According to their Primary Toxins

Plants Listed by their Primary Clinical Effects

Poisonous Fruits and Seeds of Common Garden Plants

Abrus precatorius

Rosary Pea

Acalypha hispida

Chenille plant

Acer rubrum

Red maple

Achillea miliforme

Yarrow

Acokanthera species

Bushman’s poison

Aconitum species

Monks hoodActaea species

Bane Berry

Adenium species

Desert rose, mock azalea

Adonis species

Pheasant’s eye

Aesculus species

Horse Chestnut

Agapanthus orientalis

African blue lily

Agave species

Century plant

Aglaonema species

Chinese evergreen

Albizia julibrissin

Mimosa tree

Aleurites species

Tongue nut

Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda

Allium species

Onion

Alocasia species

Elephant’s ear

Aloe species

Aloe

Amaryllis belladonna

Belladona lily

Anemone species

Anemone

Anthurium species

Flamingo flower

Arisaema species

Jack in the pulpit

Armoracia rusticana

Horse radish

Arum species

Calla lily

Asclepias species

Butterfly weed, milk weed

Asparagus sprengeri

Asparagus

Atropa belladonna

Deadly nightshade

Aucuba japonica

Aucuba, Japanese laurel

Baptisia species

Blue false indigo

Begonia species

Begonia

Blighia sapida

Ackee

Bowiea volubilis

Climbing onion, Zulu potato

Brugmansia species

Angels trumpet

Brunfelsia pauciflora

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Buxus species

Box, boxwood

Caesalpinia species

Bird of paradise

Caladium species

Caladium

Calla pallustris

White arum

Calotropis species

Crown flower, Giant milkweed

Caltha species

Marsh Marigold

Calycanthus species

Carolina allspice

Cannabis sativa

Marijuana

Capsicum species

Chili pepper

Caryota species

Fishtail palm

Cassia species

Golden shower

Celastrus scandens

American bittersweet

Cestrum species

Jessamine

Chelidonium majus

Celandine

Cicuta species

Water hemlock

Clematis species

Clematis

Clivia species

Kaffir lily

Colchicum species

Autumn crocus

Colocasia species

Elephant’s ear

Conium maculatum

Poison hemlock

Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley

Coriaria species

Coriaria

Corydalis species

Corydalis, fitweed

Corynocarpus laevigatus

Corynocarpus

Crassula species

Silver jade plant

Crinum species

Spider lily

Cryptostegia species

Rubber vine

Cycas revoluta

Cycad

Cyclamen species

Cyclamen

Daphne species

Daphne

Datura species

Jimsonweed

Delphinium species

Larkspur

Dicentra species

Bleeding heart

Dieffenbachia species

Dumb cane

Digitalis species

Foxglove

Dracaena species

Corn plant

Epipremnum aureum

Pothos

Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat

Erythrina species

Coral tree

Eucharis amazonica

Amazon lily

Euonymus species

Strawberry bush

Eupatorium rugosum

White snakeroot

Euphorbia species

Euphorbia

Ficus species

Ficus, fig

Galanthus nivalis

Snowdrop

Gelsemium sempervirens

Carolina jessamine

Gloriosa superba

Glory lily

Gymnocladus dioica

Kentucky coffee tree

Haemanthus multiflorus

Blood lily

Hedera species

Ivy

Heliotropium species

Heliotrope

Helleborus niger

Christmas rose

Hemerocallis species

Day lily

Hibiscus species

Hibiscus

Hippeastrum spp.

Amaryllis lily

Hosta species

Hosta

Hoya species

Hoya

Humulus lupulus

Hops

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

English bluebell

Hyacinthus orientalis

Hyacinth

Hydrangea macrophylla

Hydrangea

Hymenocallis species

Spider lily

Hyoscyamus niger

Black henbane

Ilex species

Holly

Ipomoea tricolor

Morning glory

Iris species

Iris

Jatropha species

Barbados nut

Juglans nigra

Black walnut

Kalanchoe species

Kalanchoe

Kalmia species

Laurel

Laburnum anagyroides

Golden chain tree

Lantana camara

Lantana

Lathyrus species

Sweet pea

Leucothoe species

Fetter bush

Ligularia species

Ligularia

Ligustrum species

Privet

Lilium species

Lily

Lobelia species

Cardinal flower

Lonicera japonica

Honeysuckle

Lyonia species

Male berry

Macadamia species

Macadamia nut

Melaleuca species

Melaleuca

Melia azedarach

Chinaberry

Mimosa pudica

Sensitive plant

Mirabilis species

Four o’clock

Momordica species

Balsam pear

Monstera deliciosa

Ceriman, bread fruit

Nandina domestica

Heavenly bamboo

Narcissus species

Narcissus, daffodil

Nepeta cataria

Catnip

Nerine species

Guernsey lily

Nerium species

Oleander

Nicotiana species

Tobacco

Ornithogallum species

Star of Bethlehem

Oxalis species

Sorrel

Papaver somniferum

Opium poppy

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia creeper

Pedilanthus tithymaloides

Slipper flower

Persea americana

Avocado

Philodendron species

Philodendron

Phoradendron species

Mistletoe

Physalis species

Chinese lantern plant

Phytolacca americana

Pokeweed

Pieris species

Pieris

Pistia stratiotes

Water lettuce

Pittosporum species

Pittosporum

Plumbago species

Plumbago

Plumeria rubra

Frangipani

Podocarpus macrophylla

Buddhist pine

Podophyllum peltatum

May Apple

Portulaca species

Portulacca

Prunus species

Cherry

Pyracantha species

Pyracantha, fire thorn

Quercus species

Oak

Ranunculus species

Buttercups

Rhamnus species

Buck thorn

Rhododendron species

Rhododendron, azaleas

Ricinus communis

Castor bean

Robinia species

Black Locust

Sambucus species

Elderberries

Sanguinaria canadensis

Blood root

Sapindus species

Soapberry

Saponaria species

Soapwort

Schefflera species

Australian umbrella tree

Schinus species

Pepper tree, Christmas berry

Scilla species

Scilla, squill

Senecio species

Senecio, cineraria

Sesbania species

Coffee bean

Solandra species

Chalice vine

Solanum pseudocapsicum

Jerusalem cherry

Solenostemon species

Coleus

Sophora species

Mescal

Spathiphyllum species

Peace lily

Sprekelia formosissima

Maltese cross lily

Symphoricarpos species

Snowberry

Symphytum officinale

Russian comfrey

Syngonium podophyllum

Arrowhead vine

Taxus species

Yew

Thalictrum fendlerii

Meadow rue

Theobroma cocoa

Cocoa

Thevetia peruviana

Yellow oleander

Toxicodendron species

Poison ivy

Tulipa species

Tulips

Vinca species

Periwinkle

Vitis species

Grape

Wisteria species

Wisteria

Xanthosoma species

Taannia, malanga

Yucca species

Yucca

Zamia species

Coontie

Zantedeschia species

Arum lily

Zephyranthes species

Rain lily

Botanical Glossary

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany