There are a large number of plants that have toxic properties. Exposure to these plants and their consumption can cause widespread health problems. Here is a list of different types of plants those that are poisonous.
Vegetation is important not only for sustenance of life on this planet but it also has an important part to play in maintaining the fragile ecological balance. Vegetation has a huge role to play in reducing pollution levels as well. Different plants and herbs form an integral part of our daily diet, however there are certain plants that can cause grave harm to our body if these are consumed. There are as many as 700 different types of poisonous plants in the United States alone. These plants grow in the wild and so care should be taken before any such plant is consumed. Certain plants such as the poison ivy can cause irritation to the skin if these are touched. Some plants have a toxic smell and can cause irritation to the airway while there are some harmful plants that can cause much damage if they are ingested. Some plants may have certain parts such as the branches, leaves or seeds that are poisonous. Some poisonous herbs can cause grave illnesses if these are consumed in large proportions while other plants are particularly poisonous for animals and can cause massive health problems in these animals.
List of Different Poisonous Plants
Poisonous House Plants
Bird of paradise
Poisonous Flowering Plants
Lily of the valley
Sunflower (Poisonous if consumed in large amounts)
Sassafras (Oil from the bark and the roots)
Poisonous Trees, Vines, Shrubs and other Poisonous Plants
Burning bush (Berries)
Privet (Leaves and berries)
Apple, crab apple and pear seeds (If consumed in large proportion these can be harmful)
Potatoes (Roots, vines and sprouts are harmful)
Tomato (Stems and leaves)
Rhubarb (Leaves and roots)
Jack in the pulpit (Fruit)
Jimson weed (Thornapple)
Christmas Plant (Poinsettia)
Green False Hellebore
Star of Bethlehem
Snow on the mountain
While this list of toxic plants is not completely exhaustive it does include the most common toxic plants that can be identified and are commonly found in many areas.