Now that May has arrived, Massachusetts gardeners that have green thumbs and pets might want to be aware: many of the plants commonly sold in the state can be toxic for animals.

From daisies to daffodils, decorative plants in your home or garden could be hazardous for cats, dogs, or even horses if eaten.

The ASPCA has a long list of plants that are typically found in homes, gardens, or nurseries around the country that can be dangerous — and in some cases, even deadly — for your pets.

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Although wild animals usually leave these perilous plants alone, pets might not know any better.

Animals that eat leaves, stems, flowers or fruit from many of these plants may experience common symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea, and depression.

If a lot of plant material is ingested, it could also lead to serious complications like seizures and even be potentially fatal, depending on the plant and the amount consumed.

So landscapers and pet lovers, beware: keep a list handy of plants that should be avoided.

Here's a list of many (not all!) of the most common home and garden plants that can be toxic for pets.

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