This list was compiled from various Internet sites, books, and magazine articles. It is not known exactly how dangerous each plant on this list is to each species and in what quantity, but it is better not to take chances with your birds!

Acokanthera Elephant ear (taro) Nightshades: (all types) deadly, black, garden, woody, bittersweet, eggplant
Air plant English holly (berries) Jerusalem cherry
Amanita English Ivy Oak
Amaryllis Ergot Oleander
American bittersweet (leaves & berries) Eucalyptus (particularly dried, dyed or treated for floral arrangements) Ornamental Asparagus
Andromeda Euonymus (spindle tree) Pachypodium
Angel's trumpet European burning bush Panda plant
Apricot pit European pennyroyal Parsley
Apple seed False hellebore Pasque flower
Arum lily False henbane Peach pit
Autumn crocus or meadow saffron Felt plant (maternity plant, air plant, panda plant) Peires
Australian flame tree Firethorn Pencil tree
Avocado Flame tree Peony
Azalea Flamingo flower Periwinkle
Balsam pear Flax Peyote
Baneberry Four o’clock Philodendron
Beans: castor, horse, fava, broad, glory, scarlet runner, mescal, rosary peas, precatory, navy Foxglove Pigweed
Belladonna German Ivy Pikeweed
Bird of paradise Ghostweed Plum pit
Bishop's weed Glottidium Poinciana
Bittersweet Golden chain Poinsettia
Bitter nightshade Grass: Johnson, sorghum, sudan, broomcorn Poison hemlock
Black laurel Ground cherry Poison ivy
Black locust Ground ivy Poison oak: western, eastern
Bleeding heart or Dutchman's breeches Heaths Poison Sumac
Bloodroot Heliotrope Pokeweed
Bluebonnet Hemlock: poison, water Poppy
Blue-green algae (some forms toxic) Henbane Potato shoots & skin
Bonaberry (sap) Holly Pothos
Boxwood Honeysuckle Precatory (bean)
Bracken fern Horse bean Primrose
Broomcorn grass Horse chestnut (buckeye) Primula
Buckeye Horse nettle Privet
Buckthorn Horsetail Pyracantha
Bulb flowers Hyacinth (bulb) Ragwort
Burdock Hydrangea Rain tree
Buttercup Impatiens Ranunculus (buttercup)
Buttonbush (leaves) Indian licorice Rape
Cacao Indian turnip (Jack-in-the-pulpit) Rattlebox (crotalaria)
Camel bush Iris (blue flag) Rattlebush
Castor bean (castor oil) Ivy: English, other varieties Red maple
Caladium Jack-in-the-pulpit (Ind. turnip) Rhododendrons (azaleas, laurels)
Calla lily Java bean (lima bean) Rhubarb (and leaves)
Candelabra tree Jasmine (jessamine) Rosary peas
Catharanthus Jerusalem cherry Rubber plant (milky sap)
Cardinal flower Jimsonweed (thornapple) Sage
Castern bean Johnson grass Sago cycas
Castor bean Jonquil Sandbox tree
Chalice (trumpet vine) Juniper (J. virginiana) Scarlet runner
Cherry tree Kalmia (heath) Scheffera
Chinaberry tree Kentucky coffee tree Shamrock plant
Chinese evergreen Laburnum Skunk cabbage
Christmas candle Lady slipper orchid (hairy stems & leaves) Snowdrop
Christmas rose Lantana Snow on the mountain (ghostweed)
Clematis (Virginia bower) Larkspur Sorghum grass
Cocklebur Laurel Sorrel (dock)
Coffee (senna) Leucotho (heath) Sour dock
Coffee bean Lily of the valley Spindle tree
Common Rhammus Lily, arum Spurges: pencil tree, snow-on-the-mountain, candelabra tree, crown of thorns
Common tansy Lima bean Star of Bethlehem
Coral plant Lobelia St. Johnswort
Coriander Locoweed (milk vetch) Sudan grass
Corncockle Lords and ladies (cuckoopint) Sweet pea
Cotton bush Lupine Tansy ragwort
Coyotillo Malanga Thornapple
Cowslip Mandrake Tobacco
Crinum lily (bulb) Marijuana (hemp) Tree of heaven (leaves and flowers)
Crocus (bulb) Maternity plant Tulip (bulb)
Crown of thorns Mayapple (mandrake) Vetch: hairy and common
Culver’s root Meadow saffron Virginia bower
Cutleaf Mescal bean Virginia creeper
Cycad Mexican breadfruit Water hemlock
Daffodil (bulb) Mexican poppy Wattle
Daphne Milk vetch White cedar (China berry)
Daphra Milkweed (cotton bush) White snakeroot
Datura Mistletoe Wisteria
Deadly amanita Mock orange Yam bean
Death camus Monkshood Yews (American, English, Japanese)
Delphinium Moonseed Yellow jasmine
Devil's ivy Morning glory
Devil’s walking stick (leaves and berries) Mountain laurel
Dieffenbachia (dumb cane) Mushrooms (amanita and fly agario)
Dutchman's breeches Narcissus
Dwarf elder Navy bean
Eggplant Nettles
Elderberry Night-blooming jasmine (shoots)


This list is a compilation of several different lists printed by various bird clubs, books, and magazines about plants that are non-toxic and safe for birds. Always use caution and common sense in your plant choices. Remember that birds have a delicate digestive system and that any quantity of any plant or fruit could cause them upset.
Acacia Easter cactus Raspberry
African violets Edible fig Red-margined dracaena
Aloe Elephant foot tree Rhapis
Areca, butterfly cane European fan palm Roebelin, lady palm
Asparagus fern Fan palm Rose
Australian umbrella tree Fern palm Rosemary
Autumn olive Fiddleleaf fig Sago palm
Baby's tears Gardenia Schefflera (umbrella)
Balsam fir Gold dust Sentry palm
Bamboo Grape ivy Snake plant
Bamboo palm Hen and chickens Snowberry
Barberry Hibiscus Spider or airplane plant
Bayberry Howeia palm Spruce tree
Bird nest fern Huckleberry Swedish ivy
Beech (American and European) Jade plant Thanksgiving cactus
Begonia Kalanchoe Thistle
Black spruce Kentia palm Thyme
Bladdernum Lady palm Viburnum
Blueberry Laurel leaf fig Virginia pine
Boston fern Magnolia Wandering Jew
Bougainvillea Mango Wax plant
Bromeliads Marigold Weeping fig
Chickweed Monkey plant White fir
Christmas cactus Mother-in-law’s tongue White pine
Cissus kangaroo vines Nasturtium White poplar
Coleus Nerve plant White spruce
Comfrey Norfolk Island pine Willow
Corn plant Norway spruce Wine palm
Cotoneaster firethorn Oregano Umbrella plant
Crabapple Parlour palm Velvet plant (purple passion)
Creeping fig Passion flower vine Yucca
Dandelion Peperomia Zebra plant
Date palm Phoenix (date palm)  
Dogwood Pittosporum  
Donkey tail (burro's tail) Pony tail palm  
Douglas fir Ponderosa pine  
Dracaena Prayer plant  
Dragon tree Purple passion (purple or velvet nettle)  
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