Plants toxic to chelonia (turts and torts)

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Plants toxic to chelonia (turts and torts)

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ACOKANTHERA, fruit and flowers
ACONITE, (Monkshood), roots, flowers and leaves
AGAPANTHUS, African lily, foliage and bulb
ALOE, high in oxalates, irritant
AMSINKIA (Tarweed), foliage and seeds
ANEMONE, Wildflower
AMARYLLIS, A. belladonna digitalis, bulbs contain alkaloids; berries and other parts
ANGEL TRUMPET TREE, Datura arborea, flowers and leaves
APPLE SEEDS, see Cherry Laurel
APRICOT SEEDS, Prunus
ATROPA BELLADONNA, all parts, especially black berries
AUTUMN CROCUS, bulbs
AVOCADO, foliage
AZALEAS (RHODODENDRON), all parts are fatal!
BANEBERRY, (Doll's Eyes), red or white berries, roots and foliage
BEGONIA, tubers, foliage and blossoms
BEACH PEA, Lathyrus manumus
BETEL NUT PALM, all parts
BIRD OF PARADISE, Strelitzia, foliage, flowers and seed pods
BITTERSWEET, Solanum celastrus, dulcamera, berries
BLACK LOCUST, bark, sprouts and foliage are poisonous
BLEEDING HEART, (Dutchman's Breeches), foliage and roots
BLOODROOT, Sanguinaria, all parts
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, Mycrocystis, all parts!
BLUEBONNETS, (Lupines), Lupinus, all parts
BOTTLEBRUSH, flowers
BOXWOOD, Buxux sempervirens, all parts
BUCKEYE HORSE CHESTNUT, sprouts and nuts
BUTTERCUP, all parts
CARDINAL FLOWER, Lobelia
CALADIUM, all parts
CALLA LILLY, all parts
CAROLINA JESSAMINE, flowers, leaves and sap
CASAVA, roots
CASTOR BEAN, seeds are fatal!
CELANDINE, Chelidonium
CHRISTMAS ROSE, all parts, especially leaves
CHERRIES, Prunus (wild and cultivated), twigs and foliage are fatal!
CHERRY LAUREL, all parts are very dangerous; contains hydrocyanic acid
CHERRY SEEDS, see CHERRIES above
CHINA BERRY TREE, Melia, berries are poisonous
CHINESE EVERGREEN, Aglaonema, foliage
CHINESE LANTERN
CHRISTMAS BERRY, (Toyo), berries are poisonous
COLUMBINE, Aquilegia, all parts
COMMON PRIVET, black or blue wax-coated berries and leaves
CORAL PLANT, Euphorbium, entire plant
CHINA BERRY TREE, Melia, berries are poisonous
CREEPING CHARLIE, black or blue
CROCUS, all bulbs
CROTON, inside plants are safe, outdoor plants are dangerous
CYCLAMEN, foliage, stems and flowers
DAPHNE, Laurus, the berries are fatal!
DAFFODIL, (Narcissus), bulbs may be fatal
DAPHNE, the berries are fatal!
DEATH-CAMAS, all parts are poisonous, roots are deadly!
DEADLY NIGHTSHADE, all parts, unripe fruit and foliage
DELPHINIUM, (Larkspur annual), all parts
ESTROYING ANGEL, (Death Cap), Amanita, all parts
DIEFFENBACHIA, (Dumb Cane), all parts, especially the sap
DOGWOOD, fruit slightly poisonous
EGGPLANT stems
ELDERBERRY, leaves, shoots, and bark
ELEPHANT EARS (Taro), entire plant and fruit is poisonous
ENGLISH IVY, Hedera, berries—all ivys are toxic
EUPHORBIA, (Spurge), (Crown of Thorns), (Poinsettia), leaves and flowers & latex-like sap
FALSE HELIEBORE, all parts are poisonous and the root is deadly!
FIDDLE LEAF FIG, Ficus lyrata, liage and latex sap
FIG, Ficus benjamina
FOXGLOVE, Digitalis purpurea, whole plant can be fatal
FIDDLE NECK,(String of Pearls) Senecio
FLY AGARIC, (Fly Amanita mushroom), whole plant
FOUR O'CLOCK, Mirabilis, whole plant
GELSEMIUM, whole plant
GOLDEN CHAIN, seeds and pods may be fatal
HEAVENLY BAMBOO, Nandina, all parts
HELIEBORE, Ranunculaccea, all parts
HEMLOCK ROOTS, all parts
HENBANE, all parts
HOLLY, leaves and berries
HORSE CHESTNUT, all parts, including bud
HORSETAIL REED, Equisetum, all parts
HYACINTH, Hyacinthus, Garden variety, not water; bulbs, foliage and flowers
HYDRANGEA, whole plant
IMPATIENS, (Balsam, Touch-Me-Not, Snapweed), whole plant
IRIS, underground stems
IVY, all parts
JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT, root is irritant and astringent
JASMINE, YELLOW, all parts
JATROPHA, (Pursge Nut, Curcas Bean, Peregrina, Psychic Nut), seeds and oil
JERUSALEM CHERRY, fruits and leaves
JIMSON WEED, (Thorn apple), all parts
JOHNSON GRASS, Sorgum, all parts are toxic
JUNIPER, Juniperus, all parts
LAMBKILL (Sheep Lauren), leaves
LANTANA CAMARA (Red Sage), green berries are fatal
LARKSPUR, (Delphinium), foliage and roots are dangerous, seeds may be fatal!
LAURELS (Primus varieties), all parts are fatal!
LILY-OF-THE-NILE, Agapanthus
LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY, all parts
LOBELIA, (Cardinal flower), all parts
LOCOWEED, all parts
LOCUST, Lobinia, all parts
LUPINE, Lupinus, seeds, pods, and foliage
MACHINEEL, all parts
MARIJUANA, all parts
MAY APPLE, all parts
MESCAL, (Peyote), all parts
MILKWEED, all parts
MISTLETOE, berries are fatal!
MOCCASIN FLOWER, (Lady Slipper), all parts
MOCK ORANGE, all parts
MONKSHOOD, foliage and fleshy roots
MOONSEED, berries may be fatal
MORNING GLORIES, all parts
MOUNTAIN LAUREL, young leaves and shoots are fatal!
MUSHROOMS and TOADSTOOLS (wild types)
NARCISSUS BULBS, (Daffodil), can be fatal
NATAL CHERRY, berries
NECTARINE, fruit okay, inner seed only
NEPHTHYTIS, Syngonium, foliage
NICOTIANA, Nicotine (Bush Tobacco) wild and cultivated, leaves
NIGHTSHADES, (European Bittersweet, Horse Nettle), all parts, especially unripe berries
OAKS, foliage and acorns
OLEANDER, foliage
PANSY, Viola, all parts
PEACH SEEDS, see CHERRY LAUREL
PEAR SEEDS, see CHERRY LAUREL
PENNY ROYAL, Hedeoma and Mentha, foliage and flowers
PEONY, all parts
PEPPERS, Capsicum, foliage
PERIWINKLE, Vinca, all parts
PHILODENDRON, Monstera, leaves and sap
PINKS, (Sweet William, Carnation), Dianthus, all parts
PLUM SEEDS, see CHERRY LAUREL
POKEWEED (Pokeberry), Phytolacca, roots and fruit are dangerous
POINSETTIA, (Note: recent research supports the claim that the poinsettia plant is non-toxic and at worst a stomach irritant. While not fatal it should not be eaten by people or pets. Therefore, it should not be fed or used as a landscaping plant in habitats. )
POISON HEMLOCK, all parts are fatal!
POISON IVY, all parts
POISON OAK
POISON SUMAC, all parts
POPPY, all except California poppies are dangerous
POTATO, sprouts and foliage are fatal!
POTHOS
PRIVET, Ligustrum, leaves and fruit
PYRACANTHA, Pyracantha, foliage and fruit
RANUNCULUS, all parts
REDWOOD, wood chips are poisonous to fish, turtles, and other aquatic animals
RHODODENDRON, (Azalea), all parts are fatal
RHUBARB, Rheum, leaves and leaf blade are fatal!
ROSARY BEAN, (Jequirity Bean, Crab's Eye, Precatroy Bean), Abrus, seeds commonly called "beans" are fatal!
ROSEMARY, leaves of certain varieties are harmless, others are poisonous
RUSSIAN THISTLE, Carduus or Silybum, foliage and flowering part
SAGE, Salvia, leaves of certain varieties are harmless, others are poisonous
SALMON BERRY, Rubus, foliage and fruit
SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Amagallis, foliage, flowers and fruit
SCOTCH BROOM, Cytisus, seeds
SENECIO, whole plant
SHASTA DAISY,(Chrysanthemum), foliage and flowers
SKUNK CABBAGE, Symplocarpus, roots
SNAPDRAGON, Antirrhimum, all parts
SQUIRREL CORN, Dicentra, all parts
STAR-OF-BETHLEHEM, Ornithagalum, all parts
STAR THISTLE, Centaurea
STRONOMIUM, all parts
SUDAN GRASS, Sorgum
SUNDEW, Droscera, foliage toxic
SWEET PEA, stems
TANSY, Tanacetum, all parts
TARO, stem and leaves
TAR WEED, Eriodictyon, foliage, flowers and seed pods
TIGER LILY, Lillium, all parts
TOAD FLAX, Linaria, foliage
TOADSTOOLS and WILD MUSHROOMS (wild types)
TOBACCO PLANTS, all parts
TOMATO, foliage and vines
TOYON BERRY, Heteromeles, berries are toxic
TREE OF HEAVEN, Ailanthus, foliage and flowering parts
TRILLIUM, (Common), foliage
TULIP BULBS, Tulipus
TRUMPET VINE, (Challis), Campsis, Nicotiana, all parts
UMBRELLA TREE, Schefflera, all parts
VENUS FLYTRAP, Dionaea, foliage and flowering parts
VERBENA, Verbena, foliage and flowers
WISTERIA, Wisteria, seeds and pods
YELLOW JASMINE, all parts
YELLOW OLEANDER, all parts, especially kernels of the fruit
YEWS, (Yucca, Spanish Bayonet), Taxus, foliage, flowers and berries are toxic
YELLOW STAR THISTLE, Centaurea, foliage and flowering parts
YERBA SANTA, Eriodictyon, foliage and seeds
Only the stems are cooked for human consumption
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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Re: Plants toxic to chelonia (turts and torts)

Post by TeRRaPin_oWn3r_sam » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:40 pm

very nice list this extremely helpful ~fn-hdbng

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Re: Plants toxic to chelonia (turts and torts)

Post by Greenslider » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:12 am

Would have thought all ranunculus (buttercup family) would be poisonous....only my lot decimated the water crowfoot last year....
Pseudemys Nelsoni
Pseudemys C. Cocinna
Pseudemys C. Peninsularis
Trachemys Scripta/Elegans
Trachemys S, Scripta
Testudo Hermanni Boettgeri

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Re: Plants toxic to chelonia (turts and torts)

Post by Skwateur » Tue May 07, 2013 3:40 am

Nice post, yet, I'm not sure that Pothos is really toxic.

Indeed, I kept my Pelusios castaneus and Mauremys sinensis with some Pothos in their tank, both species have eaten some leaves and are still alive.
Besides, I really like how the tank look like with the Pothos... gives it a really natural look.

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Re: Plants toxic to chelonia (turts and torts)

Post by Neil » Tue May 07, 2013 8:30 am

Skwateur wrote:Nice post, yet, I'm not sure that Pothos is really toxic.

Indeed, I kept my Pelusios castaneus and Mauremys sinensis with some Pothos in their tank, both species have eaten some leaves and are still alive.
Besides, I really like how the tank look like with the Pothos... gives it a really natural look.
Indeed, I think the problem with such a large list covering the entire "chelonia" family is that there will be varying degrees of toxicity depending on species as well as some being completely harmless to some (or even many) species.
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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Re: Plants toxic to chelonia (turts and torts)

Post by Skwateur » Tue May 07, 2013 5:54 pm

yeah, that's true.

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