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This list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Please note that the information contained in our plant lists is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants.

African Wonder Tree

African Wonder Tree

Scientific Name: Ricinus communis Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Ricin (highly toxic) Clinical Signs: Loss of appetite, excessive thirst, weakness, colic, trembling, sweating, loss...
American Bittersweet Toxic Plant

American Bittersweet Toxic Plant

Additional Common Names: Bittersweet, Waxwork, Shrubby Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, Climbing Bittersweet Scientific Name: Celastrus scandens Family: Celastraceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Cardenolides, alkaloids Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not...
Asparagus Fern Plant

Asparagus Fern

Additional Common Names: Asparagus, Emerald Feather, Emerald Fern, Sprengeri Fern, Plumosa Fern, Lace Fern, Racemose Asparagus, Shatavari Scientific Name: Asparagus densiflorus cv sprengeri Family: Liliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to...
American Holly

American Holly

Additional Common Names: English Holly, European Holly, Oregon Holly, Inkberry, Winterberry Scientific Name: Ilex opaca Family: Aquifoliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: saponins Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not in...
Australian Nut

Australian Nut

Additional Common Names: Macadamia Nut, Queensland Nut Scientific Name: Macadamia integrifolia Family: Proteaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs Toxic Principles: Unknown Clinical Signs: Depression, hyperthermia, weakness, muscular stiffness, vomiting, tremors, increased heartrate. Only reported in dogs...
Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

Additional Common Names: Meadow Saffron Scientific Name: Colchicum autumnale Family: Liliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Colchicine and other alkaloids Clinical Signs: Bloody vomiting, diarrhea, shock, multi-organ damage,...
Arum Lily Plant

Arum Lily

Additional Common Names: Calla Lily, Pig Lily, White Arum, Trumpet Lily, Florist's Calla, Garden Calla Scientific Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica Family: Araceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic...
American Yew Plant

American Yew

Additional Common Names: Canada Yew, Canadian Yew Scientific Name: Taxus canadensus Family: Taxaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Taxine A and B, Volatile oil Clinical Signs: Tremors, difficulty...
Apricot Plant

Apricot

Additional Common Names: Group also includes Plum, Peach, Cherry Scientific Name: Prunus armeniaca Family: Rosaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycosides found in some species Clinical...
Apple Plant

Apple

Additional Common Names: Includes crabapples Scientific Name: Malus sylvestrus Family: Rosaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycosides Clinical Signs: Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in...
Adam-and-Eve Toxic Plant

Adam-and-Eve Toxic Plant

Additional Common Names: Arum, Lord-and-Ladies, Wake Robin, Starch Root, Bobbins, Cuckoo Plant Scientific Name: Arum maculatum Family: Araceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Insoluble calcium oxalates Clinical...
Australian Ivy Palm Plant

Australian Ivy Palm

Additional Common Names: Schefflera, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Starleaf Scientific Name: Brassaia actinophylla Family: Araliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Terpenoids, saponins, insoluble oxalates Clinical Signs: Oral irritation,...
Angelica Tree

Angelica Tree

Additional Common Names: Hercules' Club, Devil's Walking Stick, Prickly Ash, Prickly Elder Scientific Name: Aralia spinosa Family: Araliaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Araliin Clinical Signs: Skin and...
Japanese andromeda

Andromeda Japonica

Additional Common Names: Pieris, Lily-of-the-Valley Bush Scientific Name: Pieris japonica Family: Ericaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Grayanotoxins Clinical Signs: Vomiting (not in horses), diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failure Please...
Amaryllis Plant

Amaryllis

Additional Common Names: Many, including: Belladonna lily, Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked Lady Scientific Name: Amaryllis spp. Family: Amaryllidaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Lycorine...
Mayapples Plant

American Mandrake

Additional Common Names: Mayapple, Indian Apple Root, Umbrella Leaf, Wild Lemon, Hog Apple, Duck's Foot, Raccoonberry Scientific Name: Podophyllum peltatum Family: Berberidaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to...
Arrow-Head Vine Plant

Arrow-Head Vine

Additional Common Names: Nephthytis, Green Gold Naphthysis, African Evergreen, Trileaf Wonder Scientific Name: Syngonium podophyllum Family: Araceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Insoluble calcium oxalates Clinical Signs: Oral...
Alocasia poisonous plant

Alocasia Toxic Plant

Additional Common Names: Elephant's Ear Scientific Name: Alocasia spp. Family: Araceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Insoluble calcium oxalates Clinical Signs: Oral irritation, pain and swelling of mouth,...
Ambrosia Mexicana Toxic Plant

Ambrosia Mexicana Toxic Plant

Additional Common Names: Jerusalem Oak, Feather Geranium Scientific Name: Chenopodium botrys Family: Chenopodiaceae Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses Toxic Principles: Sesquiterpene lactones Clinical Signs: Vomiting, anorexia, depression
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