Whether you’re trying to convey gratitude, love or congratulations— there’s no better way to do so than with a fresh bouquet of flowers. That being said, delicate flowers offer beauty that may look harmless, but appearances can be deceiving. There are a variety of poisonous flowers that can be harmful, or even deadly, to humans and animals if ingested or touched.
It’s important to educate yourself on the harmful effects poisonous flowers can have. Common blooms including yarrow, foxgloves and some options on our site can have toxic properties, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid them completely. At ProFlowers you won’t have to wonder whether a flower is poisonous or not. Our packaging includes clear information on plants and flowers that may be potentially unsafe if ingested. It’s all about taking proper precautions.
To help you get a clearer idea of which flowers are the ones to watch out for, we’ve compiled a list of 20 poisonous flowers. Most of these flowers are safe to display or grow in your home, you’ll just need to keep them out of the path of curious children and pets. Browse through the options below to be sure you’re taking proper precautions and not putting anyone in harm’s way.
While flowers are a great way to decorate and convey our feelings, it’s important to be educated on the blooms that can put us and our pets in harm’s way. Browse the list below to familiarize yourself with some of the most common poisonous flowers.
Keep in mind that toxicity levels will vary based on the level of contact with the flowers. For example, ingesting even a small part of some flowers can cause symptoms, whereas for others you’d need to ingest a large amount to see any effect. With any exposure or symptoms, it’s advised that you contact the Poison Control Center (800-222-1222) or your doctor immediately.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. And it’s especially necessary to educate and warn your children if you’re going to have these flowers present in your home. Or, keep the plants out of arm’s reach; it’s the best way to avoid an accident. Use the visual guide to identify the flowers that’ll require you to take extra precaution.
Now that you are aware of some of the most common flowers with poisonous properties, you can make the safest selection for your home (and furry friends) with confidence. Browse our selection of lilies, tulips and other fresh flowers. If you’re looking for more information, check out our article featuring a complete collection of 199 poisonous plants to look out for.