- Aloe vera is a succulent plant known for its healing properties, particularly for burned skin. If ingested by pets, however, it’s not so beneficial.the latex (aloe juice, just under the skin of the plant) is toxic and can cause major abdominal upset and cramping. For the sake of your pet’s health, it’s probably best to leave this botanical medical marvel out of your garden.
2.Atropa belladonna’s common name, deadly nightshade, should be an immediate tip that this plant is perhaps better left out of the home garden. Don’t let the lush green foliage, purplish bell-shaped flowers, and glossy black berries fool you—this plant is extremely toxic and should be kept away from any gardens where children or pets could accidentally ingest it.
3 .Bamboo’s hardness and rapid growth characteristics make it one of the world’s most renewable building resources. But that doesn’t necessarily make it a viable option for your garden. Before long, you’ll find your yard—and quite possibly your neighbor’s yard—overrun with a bamboo privacy screen that could take years to eradicate. If you must grow bamboo, do it in large landscaping planters.
4.The mimosa tree, with its feathery, fern-like leaves and showy pink flowers, looks both exotic and romantic. You will not cultivate love with your neighbors, however, if you plant one. It is incredibly invasive and will spawn seedlings everywhere in your yard and throughout the neighborhood. Once it
has taken hold, it’s nearly impossible to get rid of.
5. American landscapers seem to have an unquenchable love affair with Japanese barberry. It is drought and shade tolerant, and deer resistant. But studies have shown that it harbors black-legged ticks, which can carry Lyme disease. It is also invasive and covered with a thicket of sharp barbs to boot, making it unpleasant to manage, at best. Err on the side of caution and choose native alternatives over Japanese barberry for your landscaping.
6. Wisteria, with its brilliant, cascading purple blooms, is tempting for a gardener who loves flowers—but beware!Its root system can send shoots popping up far away from the main plant, engulfing trees, shrubs, and anything else in its way. It can live hundreds of years, and requires serious pruning every year
to keep it under control.
7. Amaranthus can be a showstopper in the garden, but as a top pollen producer, it can also make allergy sufferers miserable. Skip amaranthus in your
plant lineup, and you’ll be able to enjoy your garden that much more during springtime.
8. Castor bean is a fast-growing and showy annual with large leaves and clustered flowers. All parts of this impressive plant are poisonous, though, especially the seed. It’s not a good candidate for a gardener who shares property with animals, as it’s toxic to not only small pets like dogs, cats, and rabbits, but also larger animals like cattle, sheep, and horses
9 .A yucca plant in the yard can be a problem child, as it requires a lot of maintenance. Its sharp, pointy leaves need to be discarded after they’re spent, and stalks need to be chopped down. It blooms for only about a week, and yucca attracts lots of bugs. Its root system is pervasive and hard to kill.Should you want to remove it, you might have to dig up everything around it as well. This distinctive plant is best left in a pot indoors or greenhouse. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
10 .Poison Ivy;Know how to identify this dangerous plant found in yards and woods.
11. Poison Sumac;The leaves of poison sumac sometimes have black or dark brown spots that are filled with urushiol. In autumn, the leaves turn red, yellow and pinkish. Poison sumac typically grows into a woody shrub with glossy cream or pale yellow berries.
12. Bleeding Heart;Dicentra spectabilis, or bleeding heart, is native to woodlands and is a shade loving perennial. The name bleeding heart describes the unique flowers, which resemble tiny pink or white hearts with drops of blood at the bottom. The roots and foliage of bleeding heart contain
13.Azalea;All parts of the azalea are dangerous if eaten in great quantities. Ingestion of the toxin contained in the plant, andromedotoxin, can result in progressive paralysis, coma and death. But human fatalities from eating this plant are rare.
14.Poison Oak;One of the potential plant dangers lurking in backyards and forests:
15.English Ivy;English Ivy is poisonous if eaten in large quantities.Nerium Oleander is a Deadly Beauty
16 .Nerium oleander ;Nerium oleander is a rounded shrub or small tree, with long, dark green leaves and an abundance of single or double, sometimes fragrant flowers in variety of colors. All parts of the plant are extremely poisonous.All parts of the philodendron are toxic.
17.Narcissus ;The entire daffodil is poisonous, but especially the bulb.
18. Dieffenbachia Amoena ;Also known as dumb cane this houseplant is poisonous and dangerous for humans and animals.
19. Iris ;The rhizomes and root stock of the iris are poisonous.
20.Foxglove ; The flowers, leaves, stems and seeds of foxglove are poisonous.Mistletoe This traditional holiday decoration also contains hazardous viscotoxins, with the berries being particularly dangerous.
21.Silver Queen’ Euonymus Fortunei ; All parts of this evergreen can cause vomiting, diarrhea, coma and convulsions if ingested.
22. Amaryllis ; The bulb contains the poisonous alkaloid lycorine, harmful to pets and humans.
23. Chrysanthemum; is toxic to animals.
24.Begonia; is toxic to dogs and cats according to the ASPCA.
25.Caladium ; is poisonous to pets.
26.Gardenia ; Both the leaves and flowers of the Gardenia are toxic to dogs, cats and horses. Ingesting those parts of the shrub can lead to hives, vomiting and diarrhea in those animals, though the gardenia is not considered toxic to humans.
27. Hibiscus ;is toxic to dogs, cats and horses, according to the ASPCA.
28. Lily of the Valley; All parts of the plant and berries are highly poisonous.
29. Giant Hogweed ; Heracleum mantegazzianum, also known as giant hogweed, is one nasty character. This invasive species can grow up to 14 feet tall. Contact with the plant’s sap can cause severe skin and eye irritation and even blindness. Exposure to this biennial or perennial noxious herb can even result in scarring. In a nutshell: stay away!
30. Castor Oil Plant;The castor oil plant, Ricinus communis is a very useful tropical foliage plant. It is grown from seed, easily reaching more than 10 feet in one season. The plant has big leaves, grows very tall and produces tons of seeds, which are toxic.
31. Euphorbia; Euphorbia schillingii can cause bad skin irritations if touched with bare skin.
Thank you for reading, Keep safe and take care of your pets , ask before you buy any plants , do your search and protect your dogs and cats.
Steve Ramsey, PhD. Public Health
Calgary, Alberta- Canada.