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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.
  • Use of common terms such as "poison" or "plant" will generate a large number of returns.
  • 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.

(search is not case-sensitive)

about 8 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Populus balsamifera "
AUTHOR(S): BateSmith, E. C.; Metcalfe, C. R.
TITLE:  Lenco-anthocyanins. 3. The nature and systematic distribution of tannins in dicotyledonous plants.
YEAR: 1957 CITATION: J Linnean Soc London, 55 669-705 [English]
FDA #: F23946     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Bateman, J.; Chapman, R. D.; Simpson, D.
TITLE:  Possible toxicity of herbal remedies.
YEAR: 1998 CITATION: Scott Med J, 43(1), 7-15 [English]
FDA #: F24242     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Bryant, J. P.; Reichardt, P. B.; Clausen, T. P.
TITLE:  Chemically mediated interactions between woody plants and browsing mammals.
YEAR: 1992 CITATION: J Range Manag, 45 18-24 [English]
FDA #: F25305     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Chesnut, V. K.
TITLE:  Plants used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California.
YEAR: 1902 CITATION: Contrib US Natl Herbarium, 7(3), 295-422 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Harborne, J. B.
TITLE:  Role of secondary metabolites in chemical defence mechanisms in plants.
YEAR: 1990 CITATION: Ciba Found Symp, 154 126-139 [English]
FDA #: F23535     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Lyons, A. B.
TITLE:  Plant names scientific and popular.
YEAR: 1907 CITATION: Nelson, Baker Co. Detroit, - - [English]
FDA #: ------     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Pammel, L. H.
TITLE:  A manual of poisonous plants.
YEAR: 1911 CITATION: Torch Press. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, - - [English]
FDA #: ------     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Tehon, L. R.
TITLE:  The drug plants of Illinois.
YEAR: 1951 CITATION: Illinois Natural History Survey Circ, #44 1-121 [English]
FDA #: FB0125     See Details

This sublist was generated on 07/19/2018