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What to do

Mouth
  • Remove any remaining portion of the plant, berry or mushroom.
  • Save a piece of the plant or mushroom in a dry container for identification.
  • Have the person wash out the mouth with water.
  • Check for any irritation, swelling or discoloration.

Skin

  • Remove contaminated clothing.
  • Wash skin well with soap and water.

Eyes

  • Wash hands with soap and water to avoid further irritation to the eye.
  • Rinse eye with lukewarm tap water for 10-15 minutes.

DO NOT WAIT FOR SYMPTOMS TO APPEAR
CALL THE POISON CENTER IMMEDIATELY - 1-800-222-1222.

Pets and Plants: Dogs and cats frequently ingest plants. Most plants on the poisonous list will also be harmful to your pet. Some plants are not harmful to people, but are harmful to pets Call the Poison Center if you think your pet has eaten a poisonous plant.

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Other resources:

Texas A&M's Poisonous Plants page

Botanical.com's list of poisonous plants & herbs, and atheir effects

List of poisonous plants resources

 

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