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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® – ASPCA® – Animal Poison Control Center® – APCC®

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The information on this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular animal. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call your vet or the Animal Poison Control Center below.

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) Animal Poison Control Center® (APCC®) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.  

If you suspect your pet has eaten toxic foods, household products, human medications and/or cosmetics or toxic plants & flowers please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. includes veterinarian-written, veterinarian-approved articles for your cat.

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Plants That Are Toxic To Cats!! – Jackson Galaxy

Professional Articles and News Stories

Professional Articles – pertinent to plant/flower toxicity

News Articles – regarding plant/flower toxicity

Links to the ASPCA Database to find Plants & Flowers Toxic to Cats

– A –

ASPCA Page ‘A-1’

  • Adam-and-Eve
  • African Wonder Tree
  • Alocasia
  • Aloe
  • Amaryllis
  • Ambrosia Mexicana
  • American Bittersweet
  • American Holly
  • American Mandrake
  • American Yew
  • Andromeda Japonica
  • Angelica Tree
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Arrow-Head Vine


ASPCA Page ‘A-2’

  • Arum
  • Arum Lily
  • Asian Lily
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Australian Ivy Palm
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azalea

– B –

ASPCA Page ‘B-1

  • Baby Doll Ti Plant
  • Barbados Aloe
  • Barbados Lily
  • Barbados Pride
  • Barbados Pride 2
  • Bay Laurel
  • Bead Tree
  • Begonia
  • Bergamot Orange
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Bird of Paradise 2
  • Bird of Paradise Flower
  • Bird’s Tongue Flower
  • Bishop’s Weed
  • Bitter Root


ASPCA Page ‘B-2’

  • Black Calla
  • Black Cherry
  • Black Laurel
  • Black Nightshade
  • Bobbins
  • Bog Laurel
  • Borage
  • Boxwood
  • Branching Ivy
  • Brazilwood
  • Bread and Butter Plant
  • Brunfelsia
  • Buckeye
  • Buckwheat
  • Buddhist Pine

– C –

ASPCA Page ‘C-1’

  • Caladium
  • Calamondin Orange
  • California Ivy
  • Calla Lily
  • Cape Jasmine
  • Caraway
  • Cardboard Cycad
  • Cardboard Palm
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Carnation
  • Castor Bean Plant
  • Catnip
  • Ceriman
  • Chamomile
  • Chandelier Plant


ASPCA Page ‘C-2’

  • Charming Dieffenbachia
  • Cherry
  • Chinaberry Tree
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Chinese Jade
  • Chives
  • Choke Cherry
  • Christmas Rose
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clematis
  • Climbing Bittersweet
  • Climbing Lily
  • Climbing Nightshade
  • Clivia Lily
  • Coffee Tree

– D –

ASPCA Page ‘D-1’

  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Day Lilies (many varieties)
  • Deadly Nightshade
  • Desert Azalea
  • Desert Rose
  • Devil’s Backbone
  • Devils Ivy
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dock
  • Dog Daisy
  • Dog Hobble
  • Dogbane Hemp
  • Dracaena


ASPCA Page ‘D-2’

  • Dumbcane
  • Dwarf Poinciana

– E –

ASPCA Page ‘E-1’

  • Easter Lily
  • Easter Rose
  • Eastern Star
  • Elephant Ears
  • Elephant Ears
  • Elephant Ear Begonia
  • Emerald Feather
  • English Holly
  • English Ivy
  • English Yew
  • Epazote
  • Eucalyptus
  • European Bittersweet
  • European Holly
  • Everlasting Pea


ASPCA Page ‘E-2’

  • Exotica

– F –

ASPCA Page ‘F-1’

  • False Bittersweet
  • False Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Feather Geranium
  • Fern Palm
  • Fetter Bush
  • Fetterbush
  • Fiddle-Leaf
  • Fig
  • Figwort
  • Fire Lily
  • Flag
  • Flamingo Flower
  • Fleabane
  • Florida Beauty
  • Florist’s Calla


ASPCA Page ‘F-2’

  • Foxglove
  • Franciscan Rain Tree

– G –

ASPCA Page ‘G-1’

  • Garden Calla
  • Garden Chamomile
  • Garden Hyacinth
  • Gardenia
  • Garlic
  • Geranium
  • Geranium-Leaf Aralia
  • Giant Dracaena
  • Giant Dumb Cane
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Glacier Ivy
  • Gladiola
  • Gloriosa Lily
  • Gold Dieffenbachia
  • Gold Dust Dracaena


ASPCA Page ‘G-2’

  • Golden Birds Nest
  • Golden Pothos
  • Golden Ragwort
  • Good Luck Plant
  • Grapefruit
  • Grass Palm
  • Greater Ammi
  • Green Gold Naphthysis
  • Ground Apple
  • Groundsel

– H –

ASPCA Page ‘H-1’

  • Hahn’s Self Branching English Ivy
  • Hashish
  • Hawaiian Ti
  • Heartleaf Philodendron
  • Heavenly Bamboo
  • Hellebore
  • Hercules’ Club
  • Hills of Snow
  • Holly
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Horsehead Philodendron
  • Horseweed
  • Hortensia
  • Hosta
  • Hurricane Plant


ASPCA Page ‘H-2’

  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea

– I, J, K –

ASPCA Page ‘I-1’

  • Impala Lily
  • Indian Apple
  • Indian Borage
  • Indian Hemp
  • Indian Pink
  • Indian Rubber Plant
  • Inkberry
  • Iris
  • Iron Cross Begonia
  • Ivy Arum


ASPCA Page ‘J-1’

  • Jack-in-the-pulpit
  • Jade Plant
  • Japanese Show Lily
  • Japanese Yew
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Jerusalem Oak
  • Jonquil


ASPCA Page ‘K-1’

  • Kaffir Lily
  • Kalanchoe
  • Kiss-me-quick
  • Klamath Weed
  • Kudu Lily

– L –

ASPCA Page ‘L-1’

  • Lace Fern
  • Lacy Tree Philodendron
  • Lady-of-the-night
  • Lambkill
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Lavender
  • Leatherflower
  • Leek
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Lenten Rose
  • Lily


ASPCA Page ‘L-2’

  • Lily of the Palace
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lily-of-the-Valley Bush
  • Lime
  • Lobelia
  • Locust
  • Lord-and-Ladies
  • Lovage

– M –

ASPCA Page ‘M-1’

  • Madagascar Dragon Tree
  • Maidens Breath
  • Malanga
  • Maleberry
  • Mapleleaf Begonia
  • Marble Queen
  • Marijuana
  • Marjoram
  • Mauna Loa Peace Lily
  • Mayapple
  • Mayweed
  • Meadow Saffron
  • Medicine Plant
  • Metallic Leaf Begonia
  • Mexican Breadfruit


ASPCA Page ‘M-2’

  • Milfoil
  • Milkweed
  • Mint
  • Mistletoe “American”
  • Mock Azalea
  • Mole Bean Plant
  • Morning Glory
  • Morning-Noon-and-Night
  • Moss Rose
  • Mother of Millions
  • Mother-in-Law
  • Mother-In-Law Plant
  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
  • Mum

– N, O –

ASPCA Page ‘N-1’

  • Naked Lady
  • Nandina
  • Narcissus
  • Nasturtium (Watercress)
  • Needlepoint Ivy
  • Nephthytis
  • Nicotiana
  • Nightshade


ASPCA Page ‘O-1’

  • Octopus Tree
  • Oilcloth Flower
  • Oleander
  • Onion
  • Orange
  • Orange Day Lily
  • Oregano
  • Oregon Holly
  • Ornamental Pepper

– P –

ASPCA Page ‘P-1’

  • Pacific Yew
  • Painter’s Pallette
  • Palm Lily
  • Panda Plant
  • Paper White
  • Paraguayan Jasmine
  • Parsley
  • Peace Begonia
  • Peace Lily
  • Peach
  • Peacock Flower
  • Pencil Cactus
  • Peony
  • Perennial Pea
  • Periwinkle


ASPCA Page ‘P-2’

  • Philodendron Pertusum
  • Pie Plant
  • Pieris
  • Pig Lily
  • Pigtail Plant
  • Pink Pearl
  • Pinks
  • Plantain Lily
  • Plum
  • Plumosa Fern
  • Poinciana
  • Poinsettia
  • Poison Daisy
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Poison Parsnip


ASPCA Page ‘P-3’

  • Portulaca
  • Prayer Bean
  • Pride-of-India
  • Primrose
  • Privet
  • Purslane

– Q, R –

ASPCA Page ‘R-1’

  • Racemose asparagus
  • Ragwort
  • Ranger’s Button
  • Red Emerald
  • Red Lily
  • Red Princess
  • Red-Marginated Dracaena
  • Rex Begonia
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb
  • Ribbon Plant
  • Ridderstjerne
  • Rock Moss
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Rosebay


ASPCA Page ‘R-2’

  • Rubrum Lily
  • Running Myrtle

– S –

ASPCA Page ‘S-1’

  • Sabi Star
  • Sacred Bamboo
  • Saddle Leaf
  • Sago Palm
  • Satin Pothos
  • Scented Geranium
  • Schefflera
  • Seaside Daisy
  • Seven Bark
  • Shamrock Plant
  • Shatavari
  • Showy Daisy
  • Silver Dollar
  • Silver Jade Plant
  • Skunk Cabbage


ASPCA Page ‘S-2’

  • Snake Lilly
  • Snake Plant
  • Solomon’s Lily
  • Sorrel
  • Sowbread
  • Spanish Thyme
  • Spindle Tree
  • Split Leaf Philodendron
  • Spotted Dumb Cane
  • Sprengeri Fern
  • Spring Parsley
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Staggerbush
  • Starch Root
  • Stargazer Lily


ASPCA Page ‘S-3’

  • Starleaf
  • Stinking Chamomile
  • Straight-Margined Dracaena
  • Striped Dracaena
  • Superb Lily
  • Sweet Cherry
  • Sweet Pea
  • Sweet William
  • Sweetheart Ivy
  • Swiss Cheese Plant

– T, U –

ASPCA Page ‘T-1’

  • Tahitian Bridal Veil
  • Tail Flower
  • Taro
  • Taro
  • Taro Vine
  • Tarragon
  • Texas Umbrella Tree
  • Ti-Plant
  • Tiger Lily
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato Plant
  • Tree Philodendron
  • Tree Tobacco
  • Tropic Snow
  • True Aloe


ASPCA Page ‘T-2’

  • Trumpet Lily
  • Tulip


ASPCA Page ‘U-1’

  • Umbrella Leaf
  • Umbrella Tree

– V, W –

ASPCA Page ‘V-1’

  • Variable Dieffenbachia
  • Variegated Philodendron
  • Variegated Wandering Jew
  • Vinca
  • Virgin’s Bower


ASPCA Page ‘W-1’

  • Wahoo
  • Wake Robin
  • Wandering Jew
  • Warneckei Dracaena
  • Water Flag
  • Water Hemlock
  • Wax-Leaf
  • Weeping Fig
  • Western Yew
  • White Heads
  • Wild Arum
  • Wild Calla
  • Wild Carnation
  • Wild Coffee
  • Winter Cherry


ASPCA Page ‘W-2’

  • Winterberry
  • Wisteria
  • Wood Lily

– X, Y, Z –

ASPCA Page ‘Y-1’

  • X (none)
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow Oleander
  • Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
  • Yew
  • Yew Pine
  • Yucca
  • Z (none)

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