Poison Control Center
at The University of Kansas Health System
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Peace Lily

Scientific name

Spathiphyllum wallisii

Common name

Peace lily

Type

House plant

Toxicity: 2, 4

Ingestion may cause minor symptoms such as rash, vomiting or diarrhea. These plants are known to cause problems in animals.

Toxic parts

All parts

Description

  • Perennial
  • Long, shiny green leaves, pointed at both ends; indented veins
  • Small white or greenish flowers with a hood surrounding a spathe (spike with tiny flowers)

Disclaimer

The list of poisonous plants on this website does not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known or that might be found in a home or yard. The University of Kansas Health System does not advise eating any of the plants listed on this website. We discourage the use of any of these plants for self medication. The information on this site is taken from literature, and the degree of reliability is unknown. In case of accidental exposure or ingestion, contact the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.

 

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