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Elephant Ear

Scientific Name

Colocasia esculenta, alocasia plumbea, alocasia metallica

Common Name

Elephant ear

Type

Outdoor plant

Toxicity: 1-2

Exposure to juice or sap from these plants or a puncture wound from the thorns may produce a skin rash or irritation. Ingestion may cause minor symptoms such as rash, vomiting or diarrhea.

Toxic Parts

All parts

Description

Very large, rippled, heart-shaped leaves grow in bunches on tall stalks.

Disclaimer

The list of poisonous plants on this Web site does not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known or that might be found in a home or yard. Also, the plants are listed by common or scientific name but might be known to you by other names. The University of Kansas Hospital does not advise eating any of the plants on this web site. We discourage the use of any of these plants for self medication. The information on this site is taken from the literature, and the degree of reliability is unknown. In case of accidental exposure or ingestion, contact the Poison Center 1-800-222-1222.