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Plants and Your Cat

Plants add the needed finishing touches to any decor. But, if you have a feline, that beautiful plant could become a deadly enemy. Listed here are plants poisonous to cats that must be avoided if there are cats in your home. Note that lilies(*), in particular, are dangerous to cats. While in some cases, just parts of a plant (bark, leaves, seeds, berries, roots, tubers, spouts, green shells) might be poisonous, this list rules out the whole plant. If you must have any of them, keep them safely out of reach. Should your feline friend eat part of a poisonous plant, rush the cat to your veterinarian as soon as possible. If you can, take the plant with you for ease of identification.

Plants Poisonous to Cats

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