We are often asked about plants which may be poisonous to pets, livestock or horses. There are several listings of toxic plants available online but they are lengthy and encompass many plants that aren’t grown in SW Florida.
This is a list of plants that are considered poisonous to dogs and cats to some degree that are found in our area. We have compiled this list from the www.petpoisonhelpline.com and the ASCPA websites. This is NOT a comprehensive list and should be used only as an initial and cursory source of information. If you believe that your pet has ingested a poisonous plant, call your veterinarian or your local emergency vet immediately. Asterisks (*) denote a higher degree of toxicity.
The degree of clinical signs of ingesting poison are often dependent on the species, age, breed, or size of your pet; and how much of the poisonous plant ingested.
*Agapantus (Lily of the Nile)
Angels’s trumpet/Devil’s trumpet
Asparagus fern (NOT the Foxtail Fern)
Bird of Paradise
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema)
Duranta (Golden Dew Drop berries)
Elderberry (fruit is nontoxic)
Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana)
Hydragea (all types & all parts)
Morning Glory seeds
Night Blooming jasmine
Oak trees (acorns)
St. Johns wort
*Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ytt)