[su_youtube url=””] [su_expand more_text=”Show More”] Plants are a common cause of poisoning.  Both indoor and outdoor plants can be poisonous. Plants, flowers, and mushrooms are often beautiful to look at but many are poisonous. In some cases only part of a plant or flower is poisonous. A list of common poisonous plants can be found in the resource center. Tips to Prevent Plant Poisoning:

  • Know the names of all the plants in your home and yard
  • Label all plants with their names so you can identify a plant if it is eaten
  • Keep house plants, seeds, and bulbs out of the reach of children and pets
  • Do not eat wild plants or mushrooms; cooking poisonous plants does not make them safe to eat
  • Remove mushrooms growing in your yard and throw them away in a covered garbage can
  • Teach your children to never put any part of a plant into their mouths
  • If you suspect a plant poisoning, remove any plant material from the victim’s mouth and call the GPC at 1-800-222-1222