Believe it or not, there are some VERY toxic plants in the Pikes Peak region.

When we conduct our field trips, we will make sure that we show you as many of these plants as we can. Some of them are not yet sprouted or blossomed when we do the trips in the early Spring.

Here is a list of some of the plants you definitely want to avoid.

Poison and Water Hemlock

This is, perhaps, the most dangerous plant in our area. One-quarter teaspoon can kill a person in 15 minutes. The reason this plant is so dangerous is because it is part of the same family as the wild carrots. We will show you this plant and tell you the best way to avoid it!

Poison Ivy

This is not a plant that you would normally eat, as it doesn’t look like any edible plant. But, we will try to show it to you so you know what to avoid touching.


This is a very common plant in Garden of the Gods and many other areas in the city.

These are just some of the ones that we will show you. Be sure to sign up for the class so you can learn about these and the others!