Safety tips for plant lovers
- Know the names of all your plants, both indoor and outdoor. Label each of your plants with the correct name before a toxic exposure occurs.
- To help correctly identify a plant, take as much of the plant as possible as a specimen (leaf, stem and branch or berries) to a nursery, florist or cooperative exension site.
- Pets, especially dogs, also eat plants.
- Do not assume that a plant is not poisonous because pets or wildlife eat it.
- Remove all mushrooms for your yard. Only trained experts can correctly idenitfy edible mushrooms.
- If you know the name of a plant that is not on either of the lists below, call 1-800-222-1222 for information about whether it is poisonous.
- Call 1-800-222-1222 if you think you have eaten a toxic plant.
This page has descriptions and photos of the 20 or so plants that commonly are the cause of poisonings in Arizona
This page is a list of 20 plants common in Arizona that are safe to have around the home.
For a copy of our flier about Poisonous Plants
For information about plants and pets: Pets and Poison
For further information on the identification of plants you may contact:
- A local plant nursery
- A local florist
- Your local Cooperative Extension Service
- For Pima County, Arizona - Call (520) 626-5161 or visit extension.arizona.edu/pima
- For other Arizona counties - extension.arizona.edu/
- For national list - www.nifa.usda.gov/Extension/
For images and identification of Arizona weeds: UA Press