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Poisonous plants

Poster: Plants in New Zealand poisonous to people

Poster: Plants in New Zealand poisonous to people

A poisonous plants poster and two free handouts are available from this page.

In all cases the information is copyright to Manaaki Whenua – 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.


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

Poisonous plants poster

High-quality laminated A2 poster:

This poster is available for purchase in high-quality A2 laminated form from the Manaaki Whenua library.
$22 + GST + post and packaging.


Lower-resolution A3 PDF:

Information sheets

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.