Some plants are skin irritants, or toxic when ingested, for humans and/or other animals. Be sure to thoroughly research the plants in your yard, or the plants you keep in your house. Some plants, when ingested, can cause stomach upset, or even death; physical contact can cause mild to serious reactions on the skin.
Wear gloves while gardening! NEVER EAT A PLANT WITHOUT FIRST PROPERLY IDENTIFYING IT!
FOR POISONING, EMERGENCIES, OR QUESTIONS, CALL:
1 (800) 222-1222
Florida Poison Control Website Page on Plants
Find out the names of your house and yard plants. Call the Poison Center toll-free at 1 (800) 222-1222 to see if your plants are toxic.
If the plant is ingested, remove all plant pieces from mouth. Rinse mouth and lips with cool water. Offer sips of cool water to drink. If your skin comes in contact with these plants, wash your hands with soap and water. Call the Poison Center immediately.
ASPCA’s website is a good start to research plant toxicity for non-humans.
ASCPA’s Poisonous Plant Website Link
For animal poisoning, questions, or emergencies, call the number below.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number:
1 (888) 426-4435