What are some poisonous plants at NYBG?


There are many plants that are considered to be toxic for humans or for animals to ingest. Not all of them grow in the same environment (for instance, some are tropical, some are desert plants). For that reason, they are not all in one place at a botanical garden, where plants are displayed in a setting that provides the conditions they need to grow successfully.

It is possible to see them on a visit to NYBG by doing a little research ahead of time. If you create a list of the plants that you are interested in seeing, you can check that list against the NYBG Plant Tracker. It will tell you whether the plant is in our collection and where it can be seen at the garden. 

The ASPCA, NYC Health and The American Association of Poison Control Centers offer advice on poisonous plants on their websites and can be contacted for additional information.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information


  • Last Updated Feb 15, 2024
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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