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Plants: Poisonous and Toxic Discuss this eTheme.

These sites provide information about poisonous and toxic plants in Missouri. The information includes common and botanical names, prevention tips, key descriptive characteristics, habitat, distribution, poison part, and symptoms.

There are links to eThemes Resources on Missouri: Native Shrubs, Missouri: Native Trees, and Missouri: Native Wildflowers.

Grades

  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7

Links

Scroll down to find the link to poison warnings for specific plants/wild edibles.
Scroll down and find the listing of the common poisonous plants of Missouri. Information includes: key descriptive characteristics, habitat, distribution, poisonous part, and symptoms.
Learn more about poison prevention education at the Missouri Poison Center. Information available includes: what to do if your child is poisoned, medication poisoning, food poisoning, poison prevention top 10, house safety, Top 10 categories of exposure, the poison look-alikes quiz, and downloadable games and puzzles.
Learn about poisonous plants in the United States. Information includes: an overview, U.S. geographic distribution, plant identification, exposure, symptoms, recommendations for protecting workers, and additional resources.
Learn about plants that are poisonous, rules for avoiding poisonous plants, what to do if you contact dermatitis, and what to do if you ingest poison.
Use the poison plant lookup to discover more about specific poisonous plants.
These websites are about shrubs and small trees that are native to Missouri, and include physical descriptions of the plants, ways in which they have been used by Native Americans, and their uses today. There are also ideas for using native plants to create gardens and habitat for wildlife. Included are eThemes resources on native trees and wildflowers.
These sites provide information about native trees in Missouri. The information includes scientific and common names, growing conditions, uses, pictures, a timeline, and a lesson plan. There are links to eThemes Resources on gardening, trees, and Missouri wildflowers.
Wild and native plants provide biodiversity. Learn about the native wildflowers of Missouri. Includes a link to an eThemes resource on gardening.

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