20 plants to be wary about

Peace Lily (spathiphyllum)

Contains substances that can irritate the skin and mucous membranes.


Effect when swallowed: dilated pupils, abdominal pain, gastritis, headache, nausea, vomiting.


Larkspur (delphinium) 

Effect when ingested: causes burns in mouth and throat, confusion, dizziness, headaches and vomiting.

Gladiolus (gladiolus)

Effect when ingested: vomiting or diarrhea

The contact with the plant’s sap can cause hives or irritation in some children

Low toxicity

Hydrangea (hydrangea)

Swallowing buds or leaves can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, rash, gastroenteritis, lethargy, vomiting and can lead to coma.

Iris (iris versicolor)

Ingestion can cause abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting

The liquid produced by the plan can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals 

Daffodil (narcissus)

Effects when ingested: can cause dizziness, nausea and mortal convulsions if the chemical substance is consumed in large quantities.

Geranium (pelargonium / geranium)

Geranium can be found in many lists of toxic plants while others believe it is safe so it is best to play it safe and make sure that young children do not play in flowerbeds!

Rhubarb (rheum rhabarbarum)

Its leaves are toxic when consumed

This type of poisoning by plants would be more common in children

Acute abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, burning sensation in the mouth and throat, muscle contractions when the poisoning is less serious.

Poison Ivy (rhus radicans)

A contact with the poisonous part can cause itching, a burning sensation, redness and blisters to appear until five days after contact.

All parts of the plant are toxic. 

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