Plants Toxic to Reptiles

Azalea

Here is a list of some of the more common plants toxic to reptiles. Most include all species of a particular plant. If you know of any other plants that may be toxic, please add them to the list.

  • Amaryllis
  • Apricot – (pits, leaves and bark)
  • Apple – (seeds, leaves, bark)
  • Avocado – (pit, leaves, unripe fruit, stems)
  • Azalea
  • Belladonna
  • Bird of Paradise (seed pods and flowers)
  • Boxwood
  • Braken Fern
  • Buckthorn
  • Burdock
  • Buttercup – Ranunculus
  • Caladium
  • Calla Lily
  • Catclaw Acacia – (twigs and leaves)
  • Caster Bean
  • Cherry – (pits, leaves and bark)
  • Chinaberry
  • Clematis
  • Coral Plant
  • Crocus (autumn)
  • Daffodil
  • Daphne
  • Delphinium
  • Dieffenbachia (dumb cane)
  • Eggplant –(unripe/ripe fruit, leaves)
  • Elderberry – (roots, leaves, stems, bark)
  • Elephant’s Ears or Taro
  • Euonymus – (filit, bark, leaves)
  • European Pennyroyal
  • Figs – Ficus
  • Four o’clock
  • Heliotrope – (leaves)
  • Henbane
  • Holly – (leaves, berries)
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Horse Nettle
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Ivy (Boston, English and some others)
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  • Jerusalem Cherry – (leaves, seeds and flowers)
  • Jonquil
  • Juniper
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Lily-of-the-Valley
  • Lobelia
  • Locoweed
  • Lupine
  • Marijuana
  • Milkweed
  • Mistletoe
  • Mock Orange
  • Morning Glory – (seeds)
  • Mushrooms – many types
  • Narcissus
  • Oak
  • Oleander
  • Peach – (leaves, pit, bark)
  • Pear – (leaves, seeds, bark)
  • Peony
  • Periwinkle
  • Peyote
  • Philodendron
  • Plum – (leaves, pit, bark)
  • Poison Hemlock – Conium maculatum
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac
  • Poinsettia
  • Poppy
  • Potato -(sprouts, leaves, berries, green tubers)
  • Pothos
  • Primrose
  • Privet
  • Ragwort
  • Red Maple
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb – (leaves)
  • Sage
  • Shamrock Plant
  • Skunk Cabbage
  • Snowdrop
  • Sorrel
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato – (stems and leaves)
  • Tulip
  • Virginia Cree
  • Water Hemlock
  • Wisteria
  • Yew

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