Plants Toxic to Dogs

Considering there are more dog-friendly plants than those that cause them harm, we’ve cross-referenced the Chewy.com, PetMD.com, and ASPCA lists of plants toxic to dogs and provided below. Grass tends to be the most commonly consumed plant by dogs. The science is not clear as to why dogs eat grass. It could be a primordial deworming process or something they do when sick to induce vomiting. Still, thankfully dogs, typically leave our landscape flowers and plants alone as many cause them to have upset stomachs and have varying degrees of toxicity.

Common Plants Toxic to Dogs:

  • Aloe
  • Alocasia
  • Amaryllis
  • American Mistletoe
  • Ambrosia Mexicana
  • American Mandrake
  • American Yew
  • Angel Trumpet
  • Apple tree plant parts contain cyanide.
  • Apricot (stems, leaves, and pit contain cyanide)
  • Arrow-Head Vine
  • Arum
  • Australia Nut
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Azalea
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Barbados Pride
  • Bay Laurel
  • Begonia
  • Bergamot Orange
  • Bird of Paradise Flower
  • Bishop’s Weed
  • Bitter Root
  • Bittersweet
  • Black Calla
  • Black Cherry
  • Black Laurel
  • Black Nightshade
  • Black Walnut
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Bog Laurel
  • Borage
  • Boxwood
  • Brunfelsia
  • Buckeye
  • Buckwheat
  • Burning Bush
  • Buttercup
  • Butterfly Iris
  • Caladium
  • Calamondin Orange
  • Calla Lily
  • Cape Jasmine
  • Caraway
  • Cardboard Palm
  • Castor Bean Plant
  • Carnation
  • Ceriman
  • Chamomile
  • Chandelier Plant
  • Cherry (stem, leaves, and pit)
  • Chinaberry Tree
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Chinese Jade
  • Chives
  • Chrysanthemum (also known as Mums)
  • Clematis
  • Clivia Lily
  • Coffee Tree
  • Coleus
  • Coontie Palm
  • Cornstalk Plant
  • Cow Parsnip
  • Cowbane
  • Cycads
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil (especially the bulbs)
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Desert Rose
  • Deadly Nightshade
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dog Daisy
  • Eastern Star
  • Elephant Ears
  • Elephant-Ear Begonia
  • English Ivy
  • Epazote
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fetterbush
  • Fiddle-Leaf Fig
  • Fig
  • Fleabane
  • Foxglove
  • Garlic
  • Gardenia
  • Geranium
  • Giant Dracaena
  • Gladiola
  • Gloriosa Lily
  • Gold Dust Dracaena
  • Grapefruit (skin and plant parts; fruit isn’t toxic)
  • Hawaiian TI Plant
  • Heavenly Bamboo
  • Hellebore
  • Holly
  • Hops
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Hosta
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Indian Rubber Plant
  • Iris
  • Iron Cross Begonia
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  • Jade Plant
  • Japanese Yew
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Jonquil
  • Kaffir Lily
  • Kalanchoe
  • Laburnum
  • Lambkill
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Lavender
  • Leek
  • Lemon (skin and plant parts; fruit is non-toxic)
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lime (skin and plant parts; fruit is edible)
  • Lobelia
  • Locust
  • Lovage
  • Macademia Nut
  • Madagascar Dragon Tree
  • Maleberry
  • Mapleleaf Begonia
  • Marijuana
  • Marjoram
  • Mayapple
  • Mayweed
  • Metallic Leaf Begonia
  • Milkweed
  • Mint
  • Mistletoe
  • Mole Bean Plant
  • Morning Glory
  • Narcissus
  • Nightshade
  • Oleander
  • Onions
  • Orange (skin and plant parts; fruit isn’t toxic)
  • Oregano
  • Ornamental Pepper
  • Painter’s Pallet
  • Parsley
  • Peace Begonia
  • Peach (stem, leaves and pit)
  • Peace Lily
  • Pencil Cactus
  • Peony
  • Perennial Pea
  • Periwinkle
  • Philodendron
  • Plum (stem, leaves and pit)
  • Poinciana
  • Poinsettia
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Portulaca
  • Pothos
  • Prayer Bean
  • Prickly Ash
  • Primrose
  • Privet
  • Purslane
  • Ragwort
  • Ranger’s Button
  • Red-Marginated Dracaena
  • Red Sage
  • Rex Begonia
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb
  • Sago palm
  • Shamrock Plant
  • Schefflera
  • Skunk Weed
  • Sorrel
  • Snake Plant
  • Split Leaf Philodendron
  • Spring Parsley
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Striped Dracaena
  • Sweet Pea
  • Sweet William
  • Tahitian Bridal Veil
  • Tarragon
  • Thorn Apple
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato Plant
  • Tulips
  • Vinca
    -Virginia Creeper
  • Wahoo
  • Wandering Jew
  • Watercress
  • Winter Cherry
  • Winterberry
  • Wisteria
  • Yarrow
  • Yucca

We hope this information about plants toxic to dogs is useful to you. For comprehensive solutions to your specific lawn, garden and landscaping need, contact Earth Works of Jacksonville online and at 904-996-0712.
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