Project Details

Project: Potentially Poisonous Plants of Florida

Project Leader: Shaun O'Leary

Project Description:
Our Florida specimens of plants considered potentially poisonous.

Project Species (Family, Genus, Species):
FamilySpeciesCommon Name
AdoxaceaeSambucus nigra subsp. canadensisAMERICAN ELDER, ELDERBERRY 
AnacardiaceaeMetopium toxiferum FLORIDA POISONTREE, POISONWOOD 
AnacardiaceaeSchinus terebinthifolius BRAZILIAN PEPPER 
AnacardiaceaeToxicodendron radicans EASTERN POISON IVY 
AnacardiaceaeToxicodendron vernix POISON SUMAC 
ApocynaceaeAllamanda cathartica BROWNBUD ALLAMANDA, GOLDEN TRUMPET 
ApocynaceaeApocynum cannabinum INDIANHEMP 
ApocynaceaeNerium oleander OLEANDER 
ApocynaceaeThevetia peruviana LUCKYNUT 
AraceaeArisaema dracontium GREENDRAGON 
AsclepiadaceaeCryptostegia madagascariensis RUBBER VINE 
AsteraceaeHelenium amarum BITTERWEED, SPANISH DAISY 
AsteraceaeXanthium strumarium var. canadenseCANADA COCKLEBURR 
AsteraceaeXanthium strumarium var. glabratumROUGH COCKLEBURR 
BignoniaceaeCampsis radicans TRUMPET CREEPER 
EuphorbiaceaeAleurites fordii TUNG OIL TREE 
EuphorbiaceaeCnidoscolus stimulosus FINGER-ROT, TREAD-SOFTLY 
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia milii CHRISTPLANT, CROWN-OF-THORNS 
FabaceaeAbrus precatorius ROSARY PEA 
FabaceaeCrotalaria spectabilis SHOWY RATTLEBOX 
FabaceaeIndigofera hirsuta HAIRY INDIGO 
FabaceaeIndigofera spicata TRAILING INDIGO 
FabaceaeLeucaena leucocephala LEAD TREE 
FabaceaeSenna obtusifolia COFFEEWEED, SICKLEPOD 
FabaceaeSesbania punicea PURPLE SESBAN, rattlebox 
FabaceaeSesbania vesicaria BAGPOD, BLADDERPOD 
FabaceaeWisteria sinensis CHINESE WISTERIA 
LiliaceaeGloriosa superba FLAMELILY 
LoganiaceaeGelsemium sempervirens CAROLINA JESSAMINE, YELLOW JESSAMINE 
MeliaceaeMelia azedarach CHINABERRY 
MoraceaeBroussonetia papyrifera PAPER MULBERRY 
OleaceaeLigustrum lucidum GLOSSY PRIVET 
PapaveraceaeArgemone albiflora BLUESTEM PRICKLYPOPPY 
PhytolaccaceaePhytolacca americana AMERICAN POKEWEED 
RosaceaePrunus caroliniana CAROLINA LAURELCHERRY 
RosaceaePrunus serotina BLACK CHERRY 
RubiaceaeCephalanthus occidentalis COMMON BUTTONBUSH 
SantalaceaePhoradendron leucarpum OAK MISTLETOE 
SapindaceaeAesculus pavia RED BUCKEYE 
SaxifragaceaeHydrangea quercifolia GRAYBEARD, OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA 
SolanaceaeBrugmansia suaveolens ANGEL'S TRUMPET 
SolanaceaeCestrum diurnum DAY JESSAMINE 
SolanaceaeDatura stramonium JIMSONWEED 
SolanaceaeNicotiana glauca TREE TOBACCO 
SolanaceaeSolanum americanum AMERICAN BLACK NIGHTSHADE 
SolanaceaeSolanum bahamense BAHAMA NIGHTSHADE, CANKERBERRY 
SolanaceaeSolanum capsicoides COCKROACHBERRY, SODA APPLE 
SolanaceaeSolanum carolinense CAROLINA HORSENETTLE 
SolanaceaeSolanum dimidiatum WESTERN HORSENETTLE 
SolanaceaeSolanum diphyllum TWO-LEAF NIGHTSHADE 
SolanaceaeSolanum donianum MULLEIN NIGHTSHADE 
SolanaceaeSolanum elaeagnifolium SILVERLEAF NIGHTSHADE, WHITE HORSENETTLE 
SolanaceaeSolanum erianthum POTATOTREE 
SolanaceaeSolanum jamaicense JAMAICA SODA APPLE 
SolanaceaeSolanum mauritianum EARLEAF NIGHTSHADE 
SolanaceaeSolanum tampicense WETLAND NIGHTSHADE 
SolanaceaeSolanum torvum SUSUMBER 
SolanaceaeSolanum viarum TROPICAL SODA APPLE 
VerbenaceaeLantana camara LANTANA