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Poisonous plants

Numerous decorative, landscaped and wild plants provide easy access to potential poisons. Aside from well-known poisonous plants such as poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak, there are many plants and flowers that are poisonous if touched, smelled or ingested. The following is a list of toxic plant exposures commonly reported to the Mississippi Poison Control Center.

  • This list is not an all-inclusive list of toxic plants. Toxicity generally only occurs after ingestion and most of the plants are safe to touch and handle. Call the Mississippi Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222, and a poison specialist can determine if further treatment is needed based on the situation.