Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Poisonous plants

Poisonous plants posterTwo free handouts are available from this page. In all cases the information is copyright to Landcare Research. You may print them out, and distribute them freely, as long as the copyright statement included is left intact and no fee is charged for the information. A poster is also available.

Please note: Plants in New Zealand Poisonous to Children replaces the two previously available handouts for the North Island and South Island. The handout is all in one now. Please dispose of your old copies and use this new one.


If a child is displaying serious symptoms of poisoning, treat as an emergency and dial 111 for an ambulance.

Otherwise, if you suspect a child has ingested parts of a poisonous plant immediately contact the National Poisons and Hazardous Chemical Information Centre Urgent Phoneline 24 hours a day seven days a week on

0800 POISON / 0800 764 766