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Poisonous Plant Garden

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The University of Illinois Poisonous Plant Garden will help individuals become familiar with plants that are potentially hazardous to a range of animal species including human beings. The garden includes over ninety species of plants native to Illinois or commonly used as ornamentals or house plants.

Toxic effects of plants vary with the species, health status, and age of the individual(s). Time of year, humidity, growth conditions, growth stage, and other factors also play a role in the hazards posed by toxic plants.

The Poisonous Plant Garden is located just northwest of the College of Veterinary Medicine Basic Science Building, near the corner of Lincoln Avenue and St. Mary's Road in Urbana, Illinois. The Garden is open to the public free of charge throughout the year.

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