Poisonous to Alpaca - Toxic Trees and Plants

Alpaca love to nibble trees and plants, but many plants and trees are poisonous to them. We list some of the known ones to avoid.

There are numerous plants and trees which are thought to be poisonous to Alpaca. With alpaca now popular in many countries around the world, there is a risk they will come into contact with a plant or tree that can prove deadly.

Please note - this list will evolve and is certainly not exhaustive. Don't assume that a tree or plant is safe simply because it isn't listed here. You should always consult a local specialist if you are uncertain.

These are thought to be poisonous:

  • Acer
  • Aconite
  • African rue
  • Agave Lechuguilla
  • Amaryllis
  • Arrow Grass
  • Arum lilies
  • Autumn crocus
  • Avocado
  • Azalea
  • Bagpod
  • Baneberry
  • Barberry
  • Bear grass
  • Belladonna
  • Bellyache-bush
  • Big sagebrush
  • Bird of Paradise : Strelitzia
  • Bitter weed
  • Bittersweet
  • Black laurel
  • Black locust
  • Black Snakeroot
  • Black Walnut
  • Bladder pod
  • Bleeding heart
  • Blister Beetles
  • Bloodroot
  • Blue Cohosh
  • Blue Flag
  • Box
  • Boxwood
  • Bracken
  • Brassica
  • Broccoli
  • Broom Corn
  • Broom Snakeweed
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Buckeyes
  • Buckwheat
  • Buffalo Burr
  • Bur Sage
  • Burroweed
  • Buttercup
  • Butterfly weed
  • Cabbage
  • Calamondin orange tree
  • Calla Lily
  • Camas Lily
  • Carnation
  • Castor b\Bean
  • Cat Claw
  • Celandine
  • Cheatgrass
  • Cherry
  • Chinaberry
  • Chokecherry
  • Christmas cherry
  • Christmas rose
  • Cocklebur
  • Coffeeweed
  • Corn Lily
  • Cowbane
  • Cowslip
  • Cress
  • Crocus
  • Crotalaria
  • Crow Poison
  • Crowfoot
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Crucifers
  • Curlycup Gumweed
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil
  • Daisy Mushrooms
  • Daphne
  • Datura
  • Deadly Nightshade
  • Deathcamas
  • Delphinium
  • Devils Ivy
  • Devils Weed
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dock
  • Dogbane
  • Dogtooth Lilly
  • Doll's Eyes
  • Drymary
  • Dumb Cane
  • Easter Lillies
  • Eggplant
  • Elderberry
  • Elephant ears
  • English Holly
  • English Ivy
  • Eucalyptus
  • Eyebane
  • False Hellebore
  • Fiddleneck
  • Firecracker
  • Foxglove
  • Foxtails
  • Geranium
  • Gingko Tree
  • Golden Chain
  • Greasewood
  • Groundsel
  • Gum Weed
  • Halogeton Glomeratus
  • Heliotrope
  • Hellebores
  • Hemlock
  • Hemp
  • Henbane
  • Holly berry
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Horsebrush
  • Horsenettle
  • Horsetail
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Hypericum
  • Indian Hemp
  • Indian Poke
  • Ink Weed
  • Inkberry
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Ivy bush
  • Jack-in-the-pulpit
  • Jequirity Bean
  • Jerusalem Cherry
  • Jimsonweed
  • Johnson Grass
  • Jonquil
  • Juniper
  • Kale
  • Klamath Weed
  • Labrador Tea
  • Laburnum
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Leopard Bane
  • Lilac
  • Lillies
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lima Beans
  • Lobelia
  • Locoweed
  • Lupin
  • Macrocarpa
  • Mallow
  • Manchineel
  • Mandrake
  • Maples
  • Marijuana
  • Mayapple
  • Mescal Bean
  • Mesquite
  • Milkweed
  • Mistletoe
  • Monensin
  • Monkshood
  • Morning Glory
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Mountain Mahogany
  • Mustards
  • Narcissus
  • Needlepoint Ivy
  • Ngaio
  • Nightshade
  • Nightshade (Black) Berry
  • Oak Brush
  • Oak Leaves and Acorns
  • Oil Seed Rape
  • Oleander
  • Onions
  • Oxalis
  • Pacific Poison Oak
  • Pasque Flower
  • Philodendron
  • Pin Cherry
  • Pine
  • Podocarpus
  • Poinciana
  • Poinsettia
  • Poision Hemlock
  • Poison ivy
  • Poison suckleys
  • Poison sumac
  • Pokeweed
  • Poppy
  • Potato Plant
  • Pothos
  • Prince's Plume
  • Privet
  • Pyrocantha
  • Ragwort
  • Rattlebox
  • Rattleweed
  • Rayless Goldenrod
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb
  • Rock Poppy
  • Rubberweed
  • Russian Thistle
  • Rusty-Leaf
  • Rye Grass
  • Sand Begonia
  • Sandberg Bluegrass
  • Sandcorn
  • Senecio
  • Sesbania
  • Silverling
  • Skunk Cabbage
  • Snakeberry
  • Sneezeweed
  • Snow-on-the-mountain
  • Snowdrops
  • Solanums
  • Sorghum
  • Spathe Flower
  • Spindle Tree
  • Spurges
  • St. Johnswort
  • Stagger Grass
  • Star Lily
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Stinging Nettles
  • String of Pearls
  • Tansy Ragwort
  • Thornapple
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato Plants
  • Trumpet Vine
  • Tulip
  • Tutu
  • Variegated Thistle
  • Velvet Grass
  • Vetch
  • Violet Seeds
  • Walnut
  • Water Hemlock
  • Western Wheatgrass
  • White Cohosh
  • White Hellebore
  • White Ragweed
  • White Snakeroot
  • Wild Black Cherry
  • Wild Carrots
  • Wild Cucumber
  • Wild Parsnip
  • Wild Peas
  • Wild Plums
  • Willow Weed
  • Wisteria
  • Wolfsbane
  • Yellow Flag
  • Yellow Jasmine
  • Yew