hibiscus
roses


Safe flowers for your lorikeets / lories:


Acacia

African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata)

Bee balm (Monarda)

Bottlebrush

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Daisies

Dandelion (Taraxacum)

Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.)

Eucalyptus

Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)

Gladiolus

Hibiscus

Honeysuckle (Lonicera) (only the flowers are safe)

Impatiens

Jarcaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

Kumquat (various Fortunella species)

Lilac (Oleaceae Syringa)

Marigolds

Melalecuca (Melaleuca quinquinervia)

Milk Thistle  (Silybum species)

Nasturtiums

Orchid tree (Bauhinia verigata)

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Pansies (Viola tricolor)

Passionflowers

Petunia (Petunia spp.)

Pumpkin

Roses

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sunflowers

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Violets (Violaceae Viola)

Tree flowers including apple, orange, plum.






non-toxic wood:



ACACIA

APPLE -(Pesticide residue likely reason for periodic issues)

AILANTHUS - Tree of Heaven

ALMOND

ARALIA - Fatsia japonica

ASH - Fraxinus

ASPEN - Populus

BAMBOO

BARBERRY- Berberis

BIRCH

BEECH - Fagus

BOIS D'ARC - horse apple tree

BOTTLE BRUSH

BUTTERFLY BUSH

CAMELLIA

CITRUS -(lime, kumquat, grapefruit, orange, lemon)

CORK - (not wood from cork oak, but cork)

CORN PLANTS

COTTONWOOD - Populus

CRABAPPLE - Malus

CRAPE MYRTLE - (not the same as myrtle)

DATE

DOGWOOD - Cornus

DOUGLAS FIR - Pseudotsuga

DRACAENA

ELM - Ulmus

ESCALLONIA

EUCALYPTUS

FIG

FIR - genus Abies

GINKGO

GRAPE VINES

GRAPE PALM

GUAVA

HACKBERRY

HAWTHORN - Crataegus

HIBISCUS

HICKORY

IRONWOOD - apparently toxic leaves

JADE PLANT

KALANCHOE

KUMQUAT

LARCH - Larix

LILAC - Syringa

MADRONA / MADRONE - Arbutus

MAGNOLIA

MAPLE - Acer

MANZANITA - Arctostaphylos

MESQUITE - remove sharp parts

MIMOSA

MOCK ORANGE - Phladelphus

MOUNTAIN ASH - Sorbus

MULBERRY - Morus

NANDINA -common name is heavenly bamboo

NECTARINE

NORFOLK ISLAND PINE - Araucaria

NUT TREES - exclude chestnut and oak

ORANGE - several sources lean toward safe

OREGON GRAPE - Mahonia

PALM

PAPAYA

PEACH

PEAR

PECAN

PHOTINIA

PLUM

POPLAR - Populus

PUSSY WILLOW - Salix

RAPHIOLEPSIS - Indian Hawthorn

RIBBONWOOD

ROSE - Rosa

RUSSIAN OLIVE

SASSAFRAS

SILK TREE

SPIRAEA

SPRUCE - Picea

STAGHORN SUMAC -(Rhus - not Toxicodendron

STRAWBERRY TREE -(Arbutus like Madrone)

SWEET GUM - Liquidambar

SYCAMORE

THURLOW

TREE FERN

VIBURNUM

VINE MAPLE - Acer

WEEPING WILLOW - Salix (GOAT, PUSSY & WEEPING)

WIEGELA

YUCCA




Safe Foliage:


 

ACACIA

ALOE

AFRICAN VIOLET

BABY'S TEARS

BAMBOO

BEGONIA

BOSTON FERN

BOUGAINVILLEA

CHICKWEED

CHRISTMAS CACTUS

CISSUS (KANGAROO VINE)

COLEUS

CORN PLANT

CRABAPPLE

DANDELION

DOGWOOD

DONKEY TAIL

DRACAENA VARIETIES

FERNS: (BIRD'S NEST, BOSTON, MAIDENHAIR)

FIGS: (CREEPING, RUBBER, FIDDLE LEAF, LAUREL LEAF)

GARDENIA

GRAPE IVY

HEN AND CHICKENS

IMPATIENS

JADE PLANT

KALANCHOE

MAGNOLIA

MARIGOLDS

MONKEY PLANT

MOTHER-IN-LAW

NASTURTIUM

NATAL PLUM

NORFOLK ISLAND PINE

ORCHIDS

PALMS: (ARECA, DATE, FAN, LADY, PARLOUR, HOWEIA, KENTIA, PHOWNIX, SAGO)

PEPPEROMIA

PETUNIA

PITTOSPORUM

PRAYER PLANT

PURPLE PASSION

ROSE

ROSEMARY

RUBBER PLANT

SCHEFFLERA

SENSITIVE PLANT

SNAKE PLANT

SPIDER PLANT

SWEDISH IVY

THISTLE

VELVET NETTLE

WANDERING JEW

WAX PLANT

WHITE CLOVER

YUCCA

ZEBRA PLANT

ZINNIA


Toxic Plants:

 


ARUM LILY

AMARYLLIS

ARALIA

ARROWHEAD VINE

AUTUMN CROCUS

AUSTRALIAN FLAMETREE

AUSTRALIAN UMBRELLA TREE

AVOCADO

AZALEA

BANEBERRY

BEANS: (CASTOR, HORSE, FAVA, BROAD, GLORY, SCARLET RUNNER, MESCAL, NAVY, PREGATORY)

BABY'S BREATH

BIRD OF PARADISE

BISHOP'S WEED

BLACK LAUREL

BLACK LOCUST

BLEEDING HEART OR DUTCHMAN'S BREECHES

BLOODROOT

BLUEBONNET

BLUEGREEN ALGAE

BOXWOOD

BRACKEN FERN

BUCKTHORN

BULB FLOWERS:(AMARYLLIS, DAFFODIL, NARCISSUS, HYACINTH & IRIS)

BURDOCK

BUTTERCUP

CACAO

CAMEL BUSH

CASTOR BEAN

CALADIUM

CANA LILY

CARDINAL FLOWER

CHALICE (TRUMPET VINE)

CHERRY TREE

CHINA BERRY TREE

CHRISTMAS CANDLE

CLEMATIS (VIRGINIA BOWER)

CLIVIA

COCKLEBUR

COFFEE (SENNA)

COFFEE BEAN (RATTLEBUSH, RATTLE BOX & COFFEEWEED)

CORAL PLANT

CORIANDER

CORNCOCKLE

COYOTILLO

COWSLIP

CUTLEAF PHILODENDRON

DAFFODIL

DAPHNE

DATURA STRAMONIUM (ANGEL'S TRUMPET)

DEATH CAMUS

DELPHINIUM

DEVIL'S IVY

DIEFFENBACHIA (DUMB CANE)

EGGPLANT leaves

ELDERBERRY

ELEPHANT EAR (TARO)

ENGLISH IVY

ERGOT

EUCALYPTUS (DRIED, DYED OR TREATED IN FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS)

EUONYMUS (SPINDLE TREE)

EUPHORBIA CACTUS

FALSE HELLEBORE

FLAME TREE

FELT PLANT (MATERNITY, AIR & PANDA PLANTS)

FIG (WEEPING)

FIRE THORN

FLAMINGO FLOWER

FOUR O'CLOCK

FOXGLOVE

GYPSOPHILA PANICULATA - Sap of plant

GLOTTIDIUM

GOLDEN CHAIN

GRASS: (JOHNSON, SORGHUM, SUDAN & BROOM CORN)

GROUND CHERRY

HEATHS: (KALMIA, LEUCOTHO, PEIRES, RHODODENDRON, MTN. LAUREL, BLACK LAUREL, ANDROMEDA & AZALEA)

HELIOTROPE

HEMLOCK: (POISON & WATER)

HENBANE

HOLLY

HONEYSUCKLE

HORSE CHESTNUT

HORSE TAIL

HOYA

HYACINTH

HYDRANGEA

IRIS

IVY: (ENGLISH & OTHERS)

JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

JASMINE (JESSAMINE)

JERUSALEM CHERRY

JIMSONWEED

JUNIPER

KY. COFFEE TREE

LANTANA (RED SAGE)

LARKSPUR

LILY OF THE VALLEY

LILY, ARUM

LOBELIA

LOCOWEED (MILK VETCH)

LOCUSTS, BLACK/HONEY

LORDS & LADIES (CUCKOOPINT)

LUPINE

MALANGA

MARIJUANA (HEMP)

MAYAPPLE(MANDRAKE)

MEXICAN BREADFRUIT

MEXICAN POPPY

MILKWEED, COTTON BUSH

MISTLETOE

MOCK ORANGE

MONKSHOOD

MOONSEED

MORNING GLORY

MTN. LAUREL

MUSHROOMS, AMANITA

MYRTLE

NARCISSUS

NETTLES

NIGHTSHADES: (DEADLY, BLACK, GARDEN, WOODY, BITTERSWEET, EGGPLANT leaves, TOMATO -stems, vines, and leaves,JERUSALEM CHERRY)

OAK

OLEANDER

OXALIS

PARSLEY

PEACE LILY

PERIWINKLE

PHILODENDRONS: (SPLIT LEAF, SWISS CHEESE, HEART-LEAF)

PIGWEED

POINCIANA

POINSETTIA

POISON IVY

POISON HEMLOCK

POISON OAK: (WESTERN & EASTERN)

POKEWEED

POTATO SHOOTS

POTHOS

PRIVET

PYRACANTHA

RAIN TREE

RANUNCULUS, BUTTERCUP

RAPE

RATTLEBOX, CROTALARIA

RED MAPLE

RED SAGE (LANTANA)

RHUBARB LEAVES

RHODODENDRONS

ROSARY PEA SEEDS

SAND BOX TREE

SKUNK CABBAGE

SORREL (DOCK)

SNOW DROP

SPURGES: (PENCIL TREE, SNOW-ON-MTN, CANDELABRA, CROWN OF THORNS)

STAR OF BETHLEHEM

SWEET PEA

SWISS CHEESE PLANT (MONSTERA)

TANSY RAGWORT

TOBACCO

UMBRELLA PLANT

VETCH: HAIRY/COMMON

VIRGINIA CREEPER

WATTLE

WEEPING FIG

WHITE CEDAR, CHINA BERRY

WISTERIA

YEWS

YELLOW JASMINE


Toxic Wood:



ALDER - red alder

ANDROMEDA - (Pieris / Lily of the Valley shrub)

APRICOT

ARROWHEAD VINE

AUSTRALIAN FLAME TREE

AUSTRALIAN UMBRELLA TREE

AVACADO

AZALEA - Related to Rhododendron

BANEBERRY - Actaea

BEANS - (castor, horse, fava, broad, glory, scarlet runner)

BLACK LOCUST - Robinia

BOX ELDER

BOXWOOD - Buxus

BUCKTHORN - (Cascara / Alder Buckthorn)

BRACKEN FERN

BURDOCK

CACAO

CAMEL BUSH - Trichodesma

CANARY BIRD BUSH - Crotalaria

CANNABIS

CASTOR BEAN

CEDAR - Thuja, Chamaecyparis, Cupressus

CHALICE - trumpet vine

CHERRY

CHINA BERRY TREE - Melia / Texas umbrella tree

CHINESE MAGNOLIA - uncertain for safety

CHINESE POPCORN (TALLOW)

CHINESE SNAKE TREE - Laquer plant: -- sap contact is bad too

COMMON SAGE

CORIANDER - Cilantro

DATURA

DAPHNE - it's the berries

DATURA STRAMONIUM - Brugmansia: - - angel's trumpet

DIEFFENBACHIA

ELDERBERRY

EUONYMUS - Includes burning bush and more

EUPHORBIA

FELT PLANT - Kalancho baharensis

FLAME TREE

FIRETHORN - Pyracantha

FLAME TREE - Brachychiton / Sterculia

FOXGLOVE

GOLDEN CHAIN TREE - Laburnum

GROUND CHERRY

CROWN OF THORNS

HEATHS

HEMLOCK - Tsuga

HOLLY - Ilex

HONEY LOCUST - Gleditsia

HORSE CHESTNUT - Aesculus

HUCKLEBERRY - leaves bad: - - both evergreen or deciduous

HYDRANGEA

JASMINE

JUNIPER - Juniperus

KALMIA: also called Mountain Laurel

KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE

LANTANA - red sage

LAUREL - Prunus

LEUCOTHOE

LUPINE

MANGO -(fruit okay: not wood or leaves)

MEXICAN BREADFRUIT

MOCK ORANGE -(fruit, see note in safe list)

MONSTERA

MOUNTAIN LAUREL

MYRTLE - is a broadleaf evergreen: Is not the same as crape myrtle

NUTMEG

OAK - Quercus - all parts / tannins

MISTLETOE

OLEANDER

ORANGE - several sources lean toward safe

PEAR - some sources lean toward safe

PENCILTREE

PITCH PINE

PRARIE OAK - safety uncertain

PRIVET

RAIN TREE

RED MAPLE - see Maple paragraph at Dr. Vaden's site

RED SAGE - Lantana

REDWOOD - - - Sequiadendron, Metasequoia, Sequoia

RHODODENDRON

RHUBARB

SAND BOX TREE - - - sap has been used to poison fish

SOLANUM - Jerusalem cherry or pepino

SOPHORA - - - includes Japanese pagoda tree & Mescal

SUMAC - - - not all sumacs are toxic

TOBACCO

TANSY

TOMATO - stems, vines, and leaves

UMBRELLA TREE

WEEPING FIG -(Benjamin Fig or Ficus benjamina)

WHITE CEDAR - China

WITCH HAZEL - Hamamelis

WISTERIA

YEW - Taxus



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