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FDA Poisonous Plant Database

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The Poisonous Plant database provides access to references in the scientific literature (primarily print literature through about 2007) describing studies and reports of the toxic properties and effects of plants and plant parts.

The information in this database is intended only for scientific exchange. It has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for publication nor does it have any official status. The information is continually increasing and being modified; it is neither error-free not comprehensive. Information herein is in the public domain. Any copyrighted or privately owned material inadvertently included will be removed as soon as possible.

For information or concerns about the toxicity of plants, contact the local Poison Control Center in your area. A directory of these is available from The American Association of Poison Control Centers (http://www.aapcc.org/)

For poisoning emergency call 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.

Search the FDA Poisonous Plant Database (Data updated May 2008)

    Enter a term or exact phrase (e.g., a plant name). All records containing the text will be displayed.
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  • Searching on plant names will probably generate the most useful search results.
  • The details link provides a listing of all other plants cited in that particular reference, as well as the full text for abstracts.
  • Contact Fred Fry at frederick.fry@fda.hhs.gov to report problems or errors.

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about 40 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Heracleum mantegazzianum "
AUTHOR(S): Alderfligel, C.
TITLE:  Cas d'intoxication par la berce geante.
YEAR: 1974 CITATION: Bull Med Leg Toxicol Med, 17(4), 278-279 [French]
FDA #: F09817     See Details

AUTHOR(S): Andrews, A. H.; Giles, C. J.; Thomsett, L. R.
TITLE:  Suspected poisoning of a goat by giant hogweed.
YEAR: 1985 CITATION: Vet Rec, 116(8), 205-207 [English]
FDA #: F21149
ABSTRACT: A five-year-old male African pygmy goat became ill four weeks after transfer from a zoological garden to a municipal park. The animal was subdued, refused to eat and drink and showed profuse salivation. Examination of the mouth revealed severe ulcera ...
PubMED ID #: 3984196 Exit Disclaimer     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Anonymous
TITLE:  The giant hogweed.
YEAR: 1970 CITATION: Lancet, 2 32 [English]
FDA #: F05663     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Binnie, G. A. C.
TITLE:  Wild parsnips.
YEAR: 1964 CITATION: Lancet, 2(Sep 5), 533-534 [English]
FDA #: F05651
ABSTRACT:  I was interested to read your account (Aug. 29) of the effects of contact with parsnips which had gone wile (Pastinaca sativum)l The effects seem to be similar to those produced by what is known locally as the giant hemlock, but which is in fact ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Caldwell, J.; Davidge, G. J.
TITLE:  A giant hogweed.
YEAR: 1960 CITATION: Gardeners Chron Garden Illust, 148(25), 627 [English]
FDA #: F06694
ABSTRACT:  I think it should be noted that the juice of the giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), noted by Mr. Hadfield in your issue of November 26 (p. 550), has a juice which is irritating to the skin of many people. Some years ago a group of our st ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Camm, E.; Buck, H. W. L.; Mitchell, J. C.
TITLE:  Phytophotodermatitis from Heracleum mantegazzianum.
YEAR: 1976 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 2(2), 68-72 [English]
FDA #: F06702
ABSTRACT: Five individuals developed striate bullous dermatitis two days after exposure on a clear day to Heracleum mantegazzianum, Umbelliferae (Parsnip) family. Photopatch testing confirmed phototoxicity from the plant. This and 28 other Heracleum species ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Dolowy, W. C.
TITLE:  Giant hogweed photodermatitis in two dogs in Bellevue, Washington.
YEAR: 1996 CITATION: J Am Vet Med Assoc, 209(4), 722 [English]
FDA #: F21082
ABSTRACT: Article: An owner of a Rottweiler and a large mixed-breed dog called to tell me that the dogs were suffering from severe erythema, itching, alopecia, and dermal scaling after being exposed to giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) in their Bellev ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Drever, J. C.; Hunter, J. A. A.
TITLE:  Giant hogweed dermatitis.
YEAR: 1970 CITATION: Scott Med J, 15(9), 315-319 [English]
FDA #: F07683
ABSTRACT: Phyto-photo-dermatitis due to contact with the giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is described in 13 patients. The plant, which is illustrated, is spreading rapidly in the United Kingdom, and few people have been aware of its effect on the ski ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Drever, J. C.; Hunter, J. A.
TITLE:  Hazards of giant hogweed.
YEAR: 1970 CITATION: Br Med J, 3(714), 109 [English]
FDA #: F07859     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Francis, H.
TITLE:  Man against the giant hogweed.
YEAR: 1970 CITATION: Lancet, 2(666), 269 [English]
FDA #: F05664     See Details

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