Are Peace Lily Plants Poisonous?

The leaves of peace lilies are poisonous. Symptoms of exposure include a burning sensation on the lips, tongue or throat. Eating small quantities causes severe pain. Large amounts are highly toxic. Peace lilies grow naturally in tropical parts of the United States.

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