List of Plants Poisonous to Cats

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y
  • Alfalfa
  • Almond (pit)
  • Aloe Vera
  • Alocasia
  • Amaryllis
  • Apple (seeds)
  • Apple Leaf Croton
  • Apricot (pit)
  • Arrowgrass
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Avocado (fruit and pit)
  • Azalea

  • Baby's Breath
  • Baneberry
  • Bayonet
  • Beargrass
  • Beech
  • Belladonna
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Bittersweet
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Black Locust
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Bloodroot
  • Bluebonnet
  • Box
  • Boxwood
  • Branching Ivy
  • Buckeyes
  • Buddhist Pine
  • Burning Bush
  • Buttercup

  • Cactus, Candelabra
  • Caladium
  • Calla Lily
  • Castor Bean
  • Ceriman
  • Charming Dieffenbachia
  • Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)
  • Cherry, most wild varieties
  • Cherry, ground
  • Cherry, Laurel
  • Chinaberry
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Christmas Rose
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cineria
  • Clematis
  • Cordatum
  • Coriaria
  • Cornflower
  • Corn Plant
  • Cornstalk Plant
  • Croton
  • Corydalis
  • Crocus, Autumn
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Cuban Laurel
  • Cutleaf Philodendron
  • Cycads
  • Cyclamen

  • Daffodil
  • Daphne
  • Datura
  • Deadly Nightshade
  • Death Camas
  • Devil's Ivy
  • Delphinium
  • Decentrea
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dracaena Palm
  • Dragon Tree
  • Dumb Cane
  • Easter Lily *
  • Eggplant
  • Elaine
  • Elderberry
  • Elephant Ear
  • Emerald Feather
  • English Ivy
  • Eucalyptus
  • Euonymus
  • Evergreen

  • Ferns
  • Fiddle-leaf fig
  • Florida Beauty
  • Flax
  • Four O'Clock
  • Foxglove
  • Fruit Salad Plant

  • Geranium
  • German Ivy
  • Giant Dumb Cane
  • Glacier IvyGolden Chain
  • Gold Dieffenbachia
  • Gold Dust Dracaena
  • Golden Glow
  • Golden Pothos
  • Gopher Purge

  • Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
  • Heartland Philodendron
  • Hellebore
  • Hemlock, Poison
  • Hemlock, Water
  • Henbane
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Horsebeans
  • Horsebrush
  • Horse Chestnuts
  • Hurricane Plant
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea

  • Indian Rubber Plant
  • Indian Tobacco
  • Iris
  • Iris Ivy

  • Jack in the Pulpit
  • Janet Craig Dracaena
  • Japanese Show Lily *
  • Java Beans
  • Jessamine
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Jimson Weed
  • Jonquil
  • Jungle Trumpets

  • Kalanchoe

  • Lacy Tree Philodendron
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Lily
  • Lily Spider
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Locoweed
  • Lupine

  • Madagascar Dragon Tree
  • Marble Queen
  • Marigold
  • Marijuana
  • Mescal Bean
  • Mexican Breadfruit
  • Miniature Croton
  • Mistletoe
  • Mock Orange
  • Monkshood
  • Moonseed
  • Morning Glory
  • Mother-in Law's Tongue
  • Morning Glory
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Mushrooms
  • Narcissus
  • Needlepoint Ivy
  • Nephytis
  • Nightshade

  • Oleander
  • Onion
  • Oriental Lily *

  • Peace Lily
  • Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
  • Pencil Cactus
  • Peony
  • Periwinkle
  • Philodendron
  • Pimpernel
  • Plumosa Fern
  • Poinciana
  • Poinsettia (low toxicity)
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Pokeweed
  • Poppy
  • Potato
  • Pothos
  • Precatory Bean
  • Primrose
  • Privet, Common

  • Red Emerald
  • Red Princess
  • Red-Margined Dracaena
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb
  • Ribbon Plant
  • Rosemary Pea
  • Rubber Plant

  • Saddle Leaf Philodendron
  • Sago Palm
  • Satin Pothos
  • Schefflera
  • Scotch Broom
  • Silver Pothos
  • Skunk Cabbage
  • Snowdrops
  • Snow on the Mountain
  • Spotted Dumb Cane
  • Staggerweed
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • String of Pearls
  • Striped Dracaena
  • Sweetheart Ivy
  • Sweetpea
  • Swiss Cheese plant

  • Tansy Mustard
  • Taro Vine
  • Tiger Lily *
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
  • Tree Philodendron
  • Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
  • Tulip
  • Tung Tree

  • Virginia Creeper

  • Water Hemlock
  • Weeping Fig
  • Wild Call
  • Wisteria

  • Yews --
  • e.g. Japanese Yew
  • English Yew
  • Western Yew
  • American Yew


(*) May cause kidney failure in cats

List compiled by Jeffrey D. Rakes Reprinted from PET Magazine's Cat Care Guide, Summer 1987

Updated with the assistance of Dr. Jill Richardson, ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center, December 1997

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