This guide aims to recreate the information found in the now defunct Toxic Plants database, originally created by Mitsuko Williams in the late 1990s. The plant species covered in this LibGuide are commonly found in the midwestern states, though common house plants are also included when applicable. The plants are listed both by their common name and by their scientific name.
Note: There is a difference between "toxic" and "poisonous." Poisons are typically ingested, whereas venoms are injected, such as a snake's venom being injected with their teeth.
This guide would not be possible without Mitsuko Williams' Toxic Plants database.
Plants will be listed alphabetically in the Plant Names: Common and Plant Names: Scientific tabs. Each entry will include a picture of the plant and a description with the following information: