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This is a list of some of the more common poisonous plants found in and around the home. This list is not intended to be exhaustive by any means. If you are unsure of any plant or item, please check the appropriate references.

Tips for Locating a Missing Bird

Safe Plants for Birds

Metal Toxicity

Sick House Syndrome

If you have a specific plant you are wondering about and can't find it on the listing below check out these sites for more listings:

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Poisonous Plants List: 

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NetPets:  http://www.netpets.org/birds/healthspa/toxic3.html 

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Plants Considered Harmful to Birds

Plant Name Scientific Name Parts Known to be Poisonous Effects on the Animal
Acokanthera Acokanthera        
Amaryllis Amaryllidaceae Bulbs   
American Yew Taxus canadensis Needles, seeds   
Angel 's Trumpet  Datura spp.      
Apricot    Prunus armeniaca leaves, pits & bark   
Apple  Malus spp. seeds leaves & bark   
Avocado Persea americana      
Azalea Rhododendron occidentale Entire plant Muscle paralysis, central nervous system malfunction, may be fatal
Balsam pear Memordica charantia Seeds, outer rind of fruit   
Baneberry Actaia spp. Berries, roots, sap Irritation of stomach & intestine, dizziness, heart rate increase, may be fatal
Belladonna Atropa belladonna          
Bird of Paradise Caesalpina gilliesii Seed pods vomiting, diarrhea, nausea
Bittersweet Solanum Oulcamara Leaves and fruit Nausea, dizziness, convulsions
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia Bark, sprouts, foliage Depression, vomiting, weakened heart beat, may be fatal
Bluegreen algae Schizophycaea spp. Some forms toxic   
Boxwood Buxus sempervirens Leaves, stems   
Bracken Fern Pteridium aquilinum        
Buckthorn Rhamnus spp. Fruit, bark   
Burdock Arctium spp.        
Buttercup Ranunculus spp. Sap, bulbs     
Calla lily Zantedeschia aethiopica Entire plant Intense burning sensation in mouth, esophagus and stomach
Caladium Caladium spp. Leaves   
Castor bean (castor oil plant) Ricinus communis Entire plant, seeds particularly Burning sensation in mouth, a single bean swallowed may produce death in a Saint Bernard, convulsions, stupor
Catclaw Acacia -  Acacia greggii          
Caster Bean Ricinus communis          
Chalice vine Solandra spp. All parts   
Cherry tree Prunus spp. Bark, twigs, leaves, pits   
Chinaberry Melia azadarach      
Christmas candle Pedilanthus tithymaloides Sap   
Christmas Rose Helleborus niger Leaves and roots Vomiting, skin inflammation from juice, violent convulsions
Clematis Clematis spp. All parts   
Coral plant Jatropha multifida Seeds   
Cowslip Caltha polustris Seeds   
Crocus (autumn) Cholchicum autumnale      
Cycad or Sago Cycas Cycas revoluta
     
Daffodil Narcissus spp. Bulbs Diarrhea, vomiting convulsions and death
Daphne Daphne spp. Entire plant Burning and ulceration of stomach, intestines and diarrhea
Datura Datura spp. Berries   
Deadly amanita Amanita muscaria All parts   
Death camas Zygadenis elegans All parts   
Delphinium Delphinium spp. All parts   
Devil 's Ivy Epipremnum aureum      
Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia picta Leaves   
Dumb Crane Dieffenbachia spp Entire plant Irritation of mouth, profuse salivation, swelling tongue, may result in suffocation
Eggplant Solanaceae spp. All parts but fruit   
Elderbeny
Sambucus mexicana      
Elephant's ear (taro) Colocasis spp. Leaves, stem   
English ivy Ilex aquafolium Berries, leaves General excitement, difficulties in breathing, coma
English yew Taxus baccata needles, seeds   
Euonymus Euonymus spp.      
European Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium      
False henbane Veratrum woodii All parts   
Figs - Ficus spp. Figs - Ficus spp.  sap   
Fly agaric mushroom (deadly amanita) Amanita muscaria All parts   
Four O'Clock Mirabilis jalapa      
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Leaves, seeds   
Golden chain (laburnum) Laburnum anagyroides All parts, especially seeds   
Heliotrope Heliotropium spp.      
Hemlock, poison Conium spp. All parts, especially roots and seeds   
Hemlock, water Conium spp. All parts especially roots and seeds   
Henbane Hyocyanamus niger Seeds   
Holly Ilex spp. Berries Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness
Horse chestnut Aesculus spp. Nuts, twigs   
Horse Nettle
Solanum carolinense      
Hyacinth Hyacinthinus orientalis Bulbs   
Hydrangea Hydrangea spp. Flower bud   
Indian turnip (jackinthepulpit) Arisaema triphyllum All parts   
Iris (blue flag) Iris spp. Bulbs, leaves, roots Severe digestive upset
Ivy (Boston, English and some others) Hedera spp.      
Jackinthepulpit Arisaema triphyllum All parts   
Japanese yew Taxus cuspidata Needles, seeds   
Java bean (lima bean) Phaseolus lunatus Uncooked beans   
Jerusalem cherry Solanum pseudocapsicum Berries Diarrhea, vomiting, collapse, coma
Jessamme, Yellow Gelsemium sempervirens  leaves, stems   
Jimsonweed (thornapple) Datura spp. Leaves, seeds   
Jonquil Narcissus jonquilla      
Juniper Juniperus virginiana Needles, stems, berries   
Lantana Lantana spp. Immature berries   
Larkspur Delphinium spp. All parts Excitation, depression, staggering, tetany
Lantana Lantana camara Berries Gastrointestinal irritation, muscular weakness, circulatory difficulties, may be fatal.
Laurel Kalmia, Ledum, Rhododendron spp. All parts   
Lilly of the valley Convallaria majalis All parts, including the water in which they have been kept Dizziness, vomiting
Lobelia Lobelia spp. All parts   
Locoweed Astragalu mollissimus All parts   
Lords and ladies (cuckoopint) arum sp. All parts   
Lupine Lupinus spp.       
Marijuana Cannabis sativa Leaves   
Mayapple Podophyllum spp. All parts, except fruit   
Mescal bean Sophora spp. Seeds   
Milkweed Asclepias spp.      
Mistletoe Santalales spp. Berries Vomiting, diarrhea, coma, convulsions
Mock orange Poncirus spp. Fruit   
Monks hood Aconitum spp. Leaves, roots, and seeds Tingling, numbness, vision impairment, respiratory failure
Moonseed Menispermum canadense      
Morning glory Ipomoea spp. All parts   
Mushrooms Amanita spp. & many others      
Narcissus Narcissus spp. Bulbs   
Nightshades (all types) Solanum spp. Berries, leaves   
Oak & Acorns    Entire plant kidney & Liver damage
Oleander Nerium oleander Entire plant Nausea, depression, bloody diarrhea, paralysis
Peach    leaves, pits. bark   
Pear    leaves, pits. bark   
Peony Paeonia officinalis      
Periwinkle Vinca minor, Vinca rosea      
Peyote Lophophora williamsii      
Philodendron Philodendron spp. Entire plant Severe irritation of mouth, swelling tongue, death from suffocation, accumulative poison
Pigweed  Amaranthus spp.      
Plum    leaves, pits, bark   
Poinsettia Euphorobia pulcherrima Leaves, flowers, stem Diarrhea, abdominal cramps, delirium, juice (sap) in eyes can produce blindness
Poison ivy Toxicodendron radicans Sap, leaves Mucus membrane and skin irritation
Poison oak Toxicodendron quercifolium Sap, leaves Mucus membrane and skin irritation
Poison Sumac Rhux vernix      
Pokeweed (inkberry) Phytolacca americans Entire plant Nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, impaired vision, narcosis, death
Poppy
Papaver somniferum      
Potato Solanum tuberosum Eyes and new shoots   
Pothos Eprimemnun aureum      
Primrose Primula spp.      
Privet Lingustrum volgare Entire plant, all parts Bloody vomiting, diarrhea, severe irritation of gastrointestinal tract
Ragwort Senecio jacobea      
Ranunculus or Buttercup    Entire plant Stomach irritation, diarrhea, convulsions
Red Maple Acer rubrum      
Rhododendron Rhododendron spp. All parts   
Rhubarb Rheum rhaponticum Leaves Vomiting, severe cramps, convulsions, coma, death
Rosary pea (Indian licorice) Abrus precatorius Seeds (seed illegally imported to make necklaces and rosaries)   
Sage Salvia officinalis      
Shamrock Plant Medicago lupulina, Trifolium repens, Oxalis acetosella      
Skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus All parts   
Snowdrop Ornithogalum umbellatum All parts, especially buds   
Snow on the mountain (ghostweed) Euphorbia marginata All parts, sap Powerful irritant, blisters on skin
Sorrel Rumex, Oxalis spp.      
Spurges Euphorbia spp.      
Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalm umbellatum      
Sweet pea Lathryus latifolius Seeds and fruit   
Tobacco Nicotinia spp. Leaves   
Tomato    stems, leaves   
Tulip Tulipa spp.      
Virginia creeper Pathenocissu quinquefolia Sap, leaves, berries Vomiting, diarrhea
Vetches Vicia spp.        
Water Hemlock  Cicuta      
Waxberry Symphoricarpos      
Western yew Taxus breviflora Needles, seeds   
Wisteria Wisteria spp. All parts Severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea
Yam bean Pachyrhizus erosus Roots, immature pods   
Yellow Jessamine Cestrum spp Entire plant Dilation of pupils, reddened skin, headaches, elevated blood pressure, rapid pulse, convulsions, delirium, coma
Yew  Taxus spp.       
Source: Adapted from American Medical Association Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants (Chicago: American Medical Association, 1985); R. Dean Axelson, Caring For Your Pet Bird (Poole-Dorset, England: Blanford Press, 1984) Gary Gallerstein, Bird Owner's Home Health and Care Handbook (New York: Howell Book House, 1984); Greg J. Harrison and Linda R. Harrison, eds., Clinical Avian Medicine and Surgery (Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1986) and John M. Kingsbury, Poisonous Plants of the United States and Canada (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:Prentice-Hall, 1964).

Common Household Poisons (Acids, Alkalis, or Petroleum Products)

bulletAcetone
bulletAmmonia
bulletAntifreeze
bulletAnt syrup or paste
bulletArsenic
bulletBaseboard heaters
bulletBathroom bowl cleaner
bulletBleach
bulletBoric acid
bulletCamphophenique
bulletCarbon tetrachloride
bulletCharcoal tablets
bulletCopper and brass cleaners
bulletCorn and wart remover
bulletCrayons
bulletDeodorants
bulletDetergents
bulletDisinfectants
bulletDrain cleaners
bulletEpoxy glue
bulletFabric softeners
bulletFebreeze
bulletFloor polish
bulletGarbage toxins
bulletGarden sprays
bulletGasoline
bulletGun cleaner
bulletGunpowder
bulletHair dyes
bulletHerbicides
bulletHexachlorophene (in some soaps)
bulletIndelible markers
bulletInsecticides
bulletIodine
bulletKerosene
bulletLighter fluid
bulletLinoleum (contains lead salts)
bulletLye
bulletMatches

 

bulletModel glue
bulletMothballs
bulletMuriatic acid
bulletMushrooms (some varieties)
bulletNail Polish
bulletNail polish remover
bulletOven cleaner
bulletPaint
bulletPaint remover
bulletPaint thinner
bulletPerfune
bulletPermanent markers
bulletPermanent wave solutions
bulletPesticides
bulletPhotographic solutions
bulletPine oil
bulletPlants
bulletPrescription & non-prescription drugs
bulletRed squill

 

bulletRodenticides
bulletrubbing alcohol
bulletShaving lotion
bulletShoe polish
bulletSilver polish
bulletSnail bait
bulletSpot remover
bulletSpray starch
bulletSrychnine
bulletSulphuric acid
bulletSuntan lotion
bulletSuper glue
bulletTeflon
bulletToilet bowl cleaner
bulletTurpentine
bulletWax (floor or furniture)
bulletWeed killers
bulletWindow cleaners
bulletWood preservative

 

Source: Adapted from Gary Gallerstein, Bird Owner’s Home Health and Care Handbook (New York: Howell Book House, 1984); Sheldon Gerstenfeld, The Bird Care Book (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1981); and Margaret L. Petrak, ed., Diseases of Cage and Aviary Birds, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Lea and Febiger, 1982

Ceramic bowls also contain lead and are dangerous for your birds unless they are marked made in the USA and of good quality.  Plastic bowls may have bacteria in them and also shouldn't be used.  Stainless steel is best!

Metal Toxicity

Zinc Lead Copper Tin Brass
chrome contains zinc Lead paint copper piping galvanized contains both zinc and copper
Galvanized cage wire Lead fishing weights copper containers with acidic foods treated with antirust paints.  
clips Curtain weights      
staples Lead frames      
Keys Stained glass      
Bird toy snaps Tiffany Lamps      
Zippers Foil      
plumbing nuts Lead solder      
quick links Old pewter      
antirust paints Lead batteries      
hardware cloth weighted ashtrays      
padlocks weighted toys      
Shampoos some ceramic bowls      
Skin preparations        
         
         

Bird Toys

Stainless steel is safe.  If it rusts it is not stainless unless it is coated with something.  Most common coatings are zinc, nickel or chrome.

Aluminium is also safe, but may be to soft for a large bird.

How to tell:  Aluminium and stainless steel will not stick to a magnet.  Most manufacturers will tell you on the label if it is stainless steel because it is much more expensive.  

Safe Plants for Birds

HotSpot for Birds HOME PAGE

This list is a compilation of several different lists printed by various bird clubs and magazines and some local common knowledge about plants that are non-toxic and safe for birds.

Always use caution and common sense in your plant choices. Remember that birds have a delicate system and that a large quantity of any plant or fruit could upset their systems.

 

SAFE PLANTS FOR BIRDS
Common Name Botanical Name Family Name
Abelia  Abelia spp.   
Acacia Acacia (many species) Acaceae (Acacia)
African Daisy  Arctotis stoechadiflolia   
African Violets Saintpaulia Species Gesneriaceae (Gesneriad)
Aloe Aloespecies - Watch for spines Liliaceae (Lily)
Aluminum Plant Pilea cadierei   
Aralia Aralia spp.   
Arbutus Arbutus - Arbutus spp.   
Areca, Butterfly Cane Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens Palmae (Palm)
Ash Fraximus spp.   
Asparagus Fern
(See Ferns)
 Asparagus densiflorus Liliaceae (Lily)
Aspen Populus spp.   
Australian Umbrella Tree Schefflera Actinophylla Araliaceae (Aralia)
Baby's Tears Helxine Soleirolii Urticaceae
Baby' s Breath Gypsophila paniculata   
Bachelor Buttons Centaurea cyanus   
Bamboo Arundinaria Species Gramineae (Grass)
Barberry - Berberis spp. Barberry - Berberis spp.   
Bird Nest Fern
(See Ferns)
Aaspleniunz Nidus Filices (Fern)
Beech Fagus, Nothofagus   
Begonia Begonia Species Begoniaceae (Begonia)
Blood leaf Plant Iresine herbstti   
Boston Fern  Nephrolepsis bostoniensis   
Bougainvillea Watch For Spines: Nyctaginaceae
Brake, Ribbon, Dish Pteris cretica   
BROMELIADS: Watch For Spines:
Aechmea Spp.
Bilbergia
Spp., Bronwelia Spp.
Cryptantyhus Spp.,
Guzmania Spp.,
Neoregelia Spp.,
Tillandsia Spp.,
Vriesia Spp.
Bromeliaceae
(Bromellads)
California Holly Heteromeles arbutifloia   
Calamint Clamintha spp.   
Calendula (Pot Marigold) Calendula officinalis   
Camellia - Camellia spp. Camellia spp.   
Chamomile  Chamaemelum nobile   
Chickweed Cerastium Vulgatum    
Chicory Cichorium intybus   
Christmas Cactus Zygocactus or Schlumbergera Species Cactaceae (Cactus)
Cissus Kangaroo Vines Cissus Antartica Vitaceae (Grape)
Claw Cactus Schlumbergera truncata   
Coffee Tree Coffea Arabica (Coffee is Toxic Rubiaceae
Coleus Coleus Spp. Labiatae (Mint)
Comfrey Symphytum   
Corn Plant Dracaena Massangeana Lilaceae (Lily)
Cottonwood Populus spp   
Crabapple Malus Spp. Rosaceae (Rose)
Creeping Charlie Pilea Nummariifolia Urticaceae
Creeping Jenny Lysimachia   
Croton (houseplant) Codiaeum variegatum   
Dahlia Dahlia spp.   
Dandelion Taraxacum Officinale Compositae (Sunflower)
Dogwood Cornus Species Cornaceae
Date  Phoenix dactylifera   
Daylily  Hemerocallis spp.   
Dill Anethum graveolen   
Dogwood Cornus spp.   
Donkey Tail
(Burro's Tail)
Sedum Morganianum Crassulaceae (Crassula)
Dracaena Dracaena Species Liliaceae (Lily)
Dragon Tree Dracaena Draco Liliaceae (Lily)
Easter Cactus Rhipsalidopsis Species Cactaceae (Cactus)
Elderberry Sambucus spp. (cooked ripe fruit only)   
Elm Ulmus spp.   
European Fan Chamaerops humilis   
Gold Dust Dracaena Dracaena Godseffiana Liliaceae (Lily)
Elephant Foot Tree Beaucarnea Recurvata Llliaceae (Lily)
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Species-Do Not Use Any Parts Used in Flower Arrangements Myrtaceae (Eucalyptus)
Echeveria  Echeveria spp.   
Eugenia  Eugenia   
FERNS:
Asparagus,
(Not A True Fern)
Bird Nest Fern
Boston Fern
Brake,Ribbon,Dish
Button
Motherfern
Maidenhair
Sword
Squirrel's Foot,
Deer's Foot, Fiji
Polypody,Ball
Staghorn, Elk's Horn

Asparagus Densiflorus

Asplenium Nidus
Nephrolepsis Bostoniensis
Pteris Cretica
Pellaea Rotundifolia
Asplenium Bulbferum
Adiantum Species
Nephrolepis Exaltata
Davallia Species

Polvpodium Aureum
Platycerium Diversifolium

Liliaceae (Lily)

Filices (Fern)
Filices (Fern)
Filices (Fern)
Filices (Fern)
Filices (Fern)
Filices (Fern)
Filices (Fern)
Filices (Fern)

Filices (Fern)
Filices (Fern)
FIGS:
Creeping Fig
Edible Fig
Fiddleleaf Fig
Laurel Leaf
Rubber Plant
Weeping

Ficus Pumila
Ficus Carica
Ficus Lyrata

Ficus Elastica
Ficus Benjamina

Moraceae (Fig)
Moraceae (Fig)
Moraceae (Fig)
Moraceae (Fig)
Moraceae (Fig)
Moraceae (Fig)
Fir  Abies spp.   
Gardenia Gardenia Jasminoides
(Not Jasmine)
Rubiaceae
Garlic      
Gloxinia  Sinningia speciosa   
Gold Dust Dracaena Godseffiana Liliaceae (Lily)
Grape Ivy Rhoicissus Rhomboidea Vitaceae (Grape)
Grape Vine Vitis spp.   
Hen and Chickens Echeveria And Sempervivum Species Crassulaceae (Crassula)
Hibiscus Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Malvaceae (Malva)
Holly (Ripe Berries)              
Honeysuckle Lonicera spp.     
Hoya Hoya spp.   
Impatiens        
Indian Hawthorne Rhaphiolepsis   
Jade Plant Crassula Portulacea or Argentea Crassulaceae (Crassula)
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe Species Crassulaceae (Crassula)
Larch Larix spp.   
Lemon Balm Melissa oficinalis   
Lilac         
Lily (Easter or Tiger) Lilium   
Magnolia Magnolia Species Magnoliaceae (Magnolia)
Mango Mangifera Indica Anacardiaceae
Marigold Tagetes Species Compositae (Sunflower)
Maidenhair Fern Adiantum   
Manzanita Arctostapylos M.   
Mayapple  Podophyllum peltatum   
Monkey Plant Ruellia Species Acanthaceae
Moses-in-the-Cradle Rhoeo spathacea   
Mother-In-Laws Tongue Sansevieria Species
Watch For Spines
Liliaceae (Lily)
Nandina  N. domestica   
Nasturtium Tropaeolum Majus Tropaeolaceae
Natal Plum Carissa Grandiflora
Only Fruits!
Apocynaceae (Oleander)**|
Nerve Plant Fittonia Verschaffeltii Acanthaceae
Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria Excelsa Araucariaceae
PALMS:
Areca
Bamboo, Fern
Date
European Fan
Fan


Fishtail

Howeia
Kentia
Lady
Parlour

Phoenix (Date Palm)
Pony Tail Palm
(Not A True Palm)
Pygmy Date
Rhapis
Roebelin, Lady Palm
Sago (Not a true palm) Sentry Palm
Wine Palm

Chrysalidocarpus Species
Rhapis Excelsa
Phoenix Dactylifera
Chamaerops Humilis
Trachycarpus Jortunei
Livistona Species,
Chamaerops Humilis
Caryota Species
Fruits Are Toxic
Howeia Species
Howeia Forsteriana
Rhapis Excelsa
Chamaedorea Elegans,
Neanthe Bella
Phoenix canariensis
Beaucarnea Recurvata


Rhapis Excelsas
Phoenix Roebelinsi
Cycas Revoluta
Howiea Species
Jubaea- Fruits Are Toxic

Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)


Palmae (Palm)

Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)

Palmae (Palm)
Liliaceae (Lily)

Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)
Cycadaceae (Cycad)
Palmae (Palm)
Palmae (Palm)
Parsley      
Passion Flower Vine Passiflora Species Passifloraceae
Peppermint  Mentha x piperita   
Peperomia Peperomia Species Piperaceae (Peperomia)
Petunia Petunia Species Solanaceae
(Tomato/Potato) **
Pittosporum Pittosporum Species Pittosporaceae
Pony Tail Palm
(Not A Palm)
Beaucarnea Recurvata Liliaceae (Lily)
Popular      
Pothos Scindapsus Species Araceae (Philodendron
Prayer Plant Maranta Leuconeura Marantaceae (Maranta)
Purple Passion
(Purple Nettle)
Gynura Aurantiaca Compositae (Sunflower)
Pyracantha
(Ripe Berries Only)
Pyracantha Crenato-Serrata Rosaceae ( Rose)
Raphiolepsis Raphiolepsis spp   
Red-Margined Dracaena Dracaena Marginata Liliaceae (Lily)
Rose      
Rubber Plant Ficus Elastica Moraceae (Fig)
Russian Olive  Elaeagnus augustifolia   
Sago Palm
(Not a True Palm)
Cycas Revoluta Cycadaceae (Cycad)
Schefflera (Umbrella) Schefflera Actinophylla Araliaceae (Aralia)
Sensitive Plant Mimosa Species Leguminosae (Pea) **
Snake Plant Sansevieria Species Liliaceae (Lily)
Spider or Airplane Plant Chlorophytum Comosum Liliaceae (Lily)
Spearmint  Mentha spicata   
Spruce       
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides   
String of Beads Senecio rowleyanus   
Swedish Ivy Plectranthus Species,
Coleus Species
Labiatae (Mint)
Thanksgiving Cactus Zygocactus or Schlumbergera Species Cactaceae (Cactus)
Thistle Cirsium Species Compositae (Sunflower)
Ti Plant Cordyline terminalis   
Toyon Tree or California Heteromeles (Phitonia) Arbutifolia    
Umbrella Plant Schefflera Actinophylla Araliaceae (Aralia)
Velvet Plant
(Purple Passion)
Gynura Aurantiaca Compositae (Sunflower)
Violet Viola spp.   
Wandering Jew Tradescantia Fluminensis Commelinaceae
White Clover Trifolium Repens Leguminosae (Pea) **
Willow  Salix spp.   
Yucca Yucca Species-Watch for Spines Liliaceae (Lily)
Zebra Plant Aphelandra Squarrosa
Calathea zebrina
Acanthaceae,
Marantaceae
Bromeliaceae

** These Families Are Usually Toxic.

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Recommended Branches for Perches

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Apples
Ash
Almond
Apricot
Peach
Plum
Prune
Nectarine
Any citrus
Dogwood
                                             Elm
Eucalyptus
                                         Guava
Papaya
Pear
Madrona

Magnolia
Nut (except horse chestnut and
oak)                                                                                  Vine maple
Goat willow
Pussy willow
Weeping willow
Thurlow

SAFE FOLIAGE

Acacia
African violet
Baby’s tears
Bamboo
Begonia
Bougainvillea
Chickweed
Christmas cactus
Cissus
Coleus
Corn plant
Crabapple
Dandelion
Dogwood
Donkey tail
Dracaena varieties
Ferns: asparagus, birds’nest, Boston (and related), maidenhair
Figs: creeping, rubber, fiddle leaf, laurel leaf, weeping
Gardenia                                                                          Grape Ivy
Hen and chickens
Jade plant
Kalanchoe
Magnolia
Marigolds
Monkey plant
Mother-in-law’s tongue
Nasturtium
Norfolk Island pine
Palms: areca, date, fan, lady, parlour, howela, kentia, Phoenix, sago
Pepperromia
Petunia
Pittosporum
Pathos
Prayer plant
Purple passion (velvet nettle)
Schefflera (umbrella)
                                             Sensitive plant
Spider plant
Wondering Jew
White clover
Zebra plant

SAFE Petals (edible)

Anise Hyssop 

Basil 

Borage 

Calendula or Pot Marigold 

Carnation, Clove-Pink, and Dianthus 

Chervil 

Chives 

Cornflower or Bachelor's Button 

Cowslip or Primrose 

Daisy 

Dandelion 

Day Lily 

Geranium or Pelargonium 

Ginger 

Gladiolus

Hibiscus 

Lavender 

Lilac

Lotus or Water Lily 

Malva 

Marigold 

Mustard 

Nasturtium 

Orange Bergamot 

Oregano and Marjoram 

Pansies and Violas 

Peony 

Plumeria or Frangipani 

Rose 

Sage

Savory 

Squash, Pumpkin, and Zucchini 

Sunflower

Tagetes lucida 

Thyme 

Tuberose 

Violets 

Yucca 

For more information on these see:  http://www.epicurean.com/articles/edible-flowers.html 

 

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