| Some of the plants to be aware of are: |
Azalea ( Rhododendron spp.) - all parts of this plant is toxic. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, breathing difficulty, and coma. Fortunately this plant has a bitter and highly unpleasant taste possibly limiting any chewing activity by animals.
Cherry ( Prunus spp. ) - the leaves, bark and seeds of this plant are toxic. Symptoms include gasping, and nervous disorders.
Honeysuckle ( Lonicera japonica ) and Japanese Trumpet ( Lonicera sempervirens ) - all parts of these plants are toxic. Symptoms include irregular heartbeat, respiratory failure and coma.
Lilies ( Zephyranthus spp.) - All parts of this plant are toxic. Symptoms include dizziness, stomach pain, collapse and can be fatal to certain livestock.
Oleander ( Nerium oleander L. ) - One of the most toxic plants in the South East. All parts are toxic. Symptoms include dizziness, convulsions, nausea and death.
Yew ( Taxus spp. ) - This plant is extremely toxic and the animal needs to eat only one tenth of one percent of its body weight to get a toxic dose. For example a 50 pound dog would need only 0.05 pounds or less than 2 ounces of the plant to get a potentially fatal dose. Both foliage and berries are toxic. Foliage more toxic than the berries. Death can be sudden without any symptoms.
Cocoa: This includes mulch.