Photos of Poisonous Plants and Flowers for Children

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Photos of Poisonous Plants and Flowers for Children

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When a product is labeled all natural that doesn’t mean it is good for you. Would you eat Hemlock? After all, it is all-natural. Just as there are many common plants and flowers that are totally edible, there are many that are actually poisonous to humans. Contact with or consumption of these flowers and plants can cause reactions varying from a mild rash to death. Children are particularly vulnerable because of their size and immune systems that are not fully developed.
Do You Know Which Flower is a Potential Danger to Your Child?
The Answer Is: Daisies Daisies, which are considered Chrysanthemums, are toxic to childrens and can cause a range of symptoms including skin rashes and blistering.

Flowers Toxic to children that are commonly used in flower arrangements
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Flowers and plants that cause rashes (Dermatitus)
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Flowers and plants that cause upset stomachs (Vomiting, diarrhea, and gas)
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Flowers and plants that cause serious conditions including death
Danger, these flowers and plants can kill children.

**Note this is a partial list of the most common plants and flowers. Should your child eat a plant or flower, call your local poison control office or pediatrician. They can answer any questions and advise in actions needed to counteract poisons.

Emergency Contact Information.
If this is a poison emergency call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222

**Information in this article was obtained from the North Carolina State Department of Horticultural Science, the Texas A & M Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the University of California and the Kansas Farm Bureau.

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