Winter is finally over! It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy warmer weather with the family. Children love to explore the outdoors. However, sometimes they get a little too curious with the many colorful plants and might give them a taste. Most often, children do not swallow enough to cause serious symptoms, but if someone has ingested part of a plant, play it safe and call the Missouri Poison Center for help. You may try to identify the plant online, but it is best to immediately call our specially trained nurses and pharmacists for advice. Our experts might ask you to text us a picture so we can help identify the plant. Time is important and the sooner we have an identification, the quicker we can recommend the best care.
Here are some of the most popular plants blooming throughout the spring season: