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List of Harmful Plants To Your Birds

This is by no means a complete list, if you know of any more toxic plants that are not listed please contact us and we will add them. This list was compiled from various magazines and webpages.

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Acocanthera (fruit and flowers)
Amaryllis (bulbs)
Amsinckia (or tarweed; foliage, seeds)
Anemone (all parts)
Angel trumpet (flowers, leaves)
Apple (seeds)
Apricot (pits, inner seed)
Atropa autumn crocus (bulbs)
Avocado (foliage)
Azalea (leaves)
Balsam pear (seeds, outer rind of fruit)
Baneberry (berries, roots)
Beach pea (all parts)
Belladonna (all parts, especially
Black berries)
Betel nut palm (all parts)
Bird of paradise (seeds)
Bittersweet (berries)
Black locust (bark, sprouts, foliage)
Bleeding heart (foliage, roots)
Bloodroot (all parts)
Bluebonnet (all parts)
Blue-green algae (some forms are toxic)
Bottlebrush (flowers)
Boxwood (leaves, stems)
Buckeye horse chestnut (sprouts, nuts)
Buckthorn (fruit, bark)
Buttercup (sap, bulbs)
Calla lily (leaves)
Caladium (leaves)
Cardinal flower (all parts)
Carolina jessamine (foliage, flowers, sap)
Cassava (roots)
Castor bean (or castor oil-beans; leaves)
Chalice vine (or trumpet vine; all parts)
Cherry tree (bark, twigs, leaves, pits)
Cherry laurel (foliage, flowers)
Chinaberry tree (berries)
Christmas berry (berries)
Christmas cactus (sap)
Christmas candle (sap)
Christmas rose (foliage, flowers)
Coral plant (seeds)
Crocus (bulbs)
Croton (foliage, shoots)
Cyclamen (foliage, stems, flowers)
Daffodil (bulbs)
Daphne (berries)
Datura (berries)
Deadly amanita (all parts)
Deadly nightshade (all parts)
Death camas (all parts)
Death cap mushroom (all parts)
Delphinium (all parts)
Deiffenbachia (or dumbcane; leaves)
Dogwood (fruit)
Dutchman's breeches (foliage, roots)
Eggplant (all parts except fruit)
Elderberry (foliage)
Elephant's ear (or taro; leaves, stem)
English ivy (berries, leaves)
Equisetum (all parts)
Euphorbia (or spurges; foliage,
Flowers, sap)
False henbane (all parts)
Fiddleneck (or senecio; all parts)
Fly agaric (or amanita; all parts)
Four o'clock (all parts)
Foxglove (leaves, seeds)
Gelsemium (all parts)
Ghostweed (all parts)
Golden chain (or laburnum;
all parts, especially seeds)
Hemlock (all parts, especially
roots and seeds)
Henvane (seeds)
Holly (berries)
Horse chestnut (nuts, twigs)
Horsetail reed (or equisetum; all parts)
Hyacinth (bulbs)
Hydrangea (flower bud)
Impatiens (or touch-me-not; all parts)
Indian turnip (or jack-in-pulpit; all parts)
Iris (or blue flag; bulbs)
Ivy (all forms; foliage, fruit)
Jasmine (foliage, flowers, sap)
Jasmine star (foliage, flowers)
Jatropha (seeds, sap)
Java bean (or lima bean; uncooked bean)
Jerusalem cherry (berries)
Jessamine (berries)
Jimsonweed (foliage, flowers, seed pods)
Johnson grass (all parts)
Juniper (needles, stems, berries)
Laburnum (all parts)
Lambkill (or sheep laurel;
all parts)
Lantana (immature berries)
Larkspur (all parts)
Laurel (all parts)
Lily of the valley (all parts including
water in which they have been kept)
Lobelia (all parts)
Locoweed (all parts)
Lords and ladies (or cuckoopint; all parts)
Lupine (foliage, pods, seeds)
Machineel (all parts)
Marijuana (leaves)
Mayapple (all parts except fruit)
Mescal bean (seeds)
Milkweed (foliage)
Mistletoe (berries)
Moccasin flower (foliage, flowers)
Mock orange (fruit)
Monkshood (leaves, roots)
Morning glory (all parts)
Mountain laurel (leaves, shoots)
Mushrooms (most wild forms;
caps, stems)
Narcissus (bulbs)
Natal cherries (berries, foliage)
Nectarine (seeds, inner pit)
Nicotine bush (foliage, flowers)
Nightshades (all varieties; berries, leaves)
Oak (acorns, foliage)
Oleander (leaves, branches,
Nectar of blossoms)
Peach (fruit pit)
Pear (seeds)
Pennyroyal (foliage, flowers)
Peony (foliage flowers)
Periwinkle (all parts)
Philodendron (leaves and stem)
Pikeweed (leaves, roots,
immature berries)
Pine needles (berries)
Plum (foliage, inner seed)
Poinsettia (leaves, flowers)
Poison hemlock (foliage, seeds)
Poison ivy (sap)
Poison oak and sumac (foliage,
fruit, sap)
Pokeweed (or poke cherry; roots, fruit)
Poppy (all parts)
Potato (eyes, new shoots)
Privet (all parts, including berries)
Redwood (resinoids, leached wet wood)
Rhododendron (all parts)
Rhubarb (leaves)
Rosary peas (seeds)
Rosemary (foliage in some species)
Russian thistle (foliage, flowers)
Sage (foliage in some species)
Salmonberry (foliage, fruit)
Scarlet pimpernel (foliage, flowers, fruit)
Scotch broom (seeds)
Senecio (or fiddleneck; all parts)
Skunk cabbage (all parts)
Snapdragon (foliage, flowers)
Snowdrop (all parts especially buds)
Snow on the mountain (or ghostweed; all parts)
Spanish bayonet (foliage, flowers)
Sudan grass (all parts)
Star of Bethlehem (foliage, flowers)
Sundew (foliage)
Sweet pea (seeds, fruit)
Tansy (foliage)
Taro (or elephant's ear; foliage)
Tiger lily (foliage, flowers, seed pods)
Toad lax (foliage)
Tobacco (leaves)
Tomato (foliage, vines)
Touch-me-not (all parts)
Toyon berry (berries)
Trillium (foliage)
Trumpet vine (all parts)
Venus flytrap (all parts)
Verbena (foliage, flowers)
Virginia creeper (sap)
Wild parsnip (roots, foliage)
Wisteria (all parts)
Yam bean (roots, immature roots)
Yellow star thistle (foliage, flowers)
Yew (American, English and Japanese varieties) needles

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Last updated: November 16, 2004