Below is a list of the most common plants in Alberta. If the plant you are looking for isn’t on the list, or you have questions or concerns about exposure or eating these plants, please call
PADIS (Poison and Drug Information Service) at
The pits listed below are non-toxic if they are swallowed whole. If the pits or seeds are opened and the contents chewed, they may be toxic. Always remove pits and seeds before giving the fruits to your child, as they are a choking risk.
Some plants can cause itching, blistering, or a rash when the plant or its sap comes into contact with skin.
If the person rubs their eyes after touching the plant or if a splash of plant sap gets in the eyes, the eyes may become irritated.
Choking is the first concern when a child puts any plant part in his or her mouth. A piece of the plant may get stuck in the child’s throat and block the airway.
Current as of: June 26, 2020
Author: PADIS (Poison & Drug Information Service)
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