Etymology[ edit ] The name "foxglove" was first recorded in the year by Leonhard Fuchswhose family name, Fuchs, is the German word for "fox" the plant genus Fuchsia is also named for him. The genus digitalis is from the Latin digitus fingerperhaps referencing the shape of the flowers, which accommodate a finger when fully formed. The woody hillsides where the foxes made their dens were often covered with the toxic flowers. Some of the more menacing names, such as "witch's glove," reference the toxicity of the plant.
Sunflowers Keep in mind that most arrangements come with a mixture of flowers, some of which are safe and some of which do pose some level of harm to dogs even it it's just an upset stomach.
While we wish we could claim certain arrangements are completely dog safe, florists often use greenery and smaller filler flowers interchangeably based on what they have fresh in stock.
Even an arrangement of only roses which are safe can pose a danger depending on what greenery or filler flowers are used. Because contact with some flowers and plants can cause reactions varying from an itch to death, it is best to teach your dog not to eat plants and flowers.
Just as we baby proof our home for a new child, we must also dog proof our home for our four legged children. Should your dog eat a plant or flower, call your local poison control office or veterinarian.
They can answer any questions and advise of actions needed to counteract poisons. If this is a poison emergency call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at The ASPCA also provides a poison emergency phone line and they maintain one of the most comprehensive databases of flowers and plants toxic to pets.
This database was used to identify many of the flowers and plants in this article. Please feel free to download the PDF versions of this page, a single page printer friendly list or a multi page list with pictures.
While these documents are intended for personal use, veterinarians, animal shelters and other such caregivers are invited to make copies for distribution to concerned pet owners.Red Baneberry.
Actaea rubra. Red baneberry berries are poisonous; so much so that eating as few as two or three can cause a person to suffer with severe cramps, burning in the stomach, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, increased pulse, headaches and dizziness.
The major effects of eating grayanotoxin-containing plants are immediate. Eating or chewing on leaves of this plant group — including azaleas and rhododendrons — can cause burning, numbness and tingling of .
Poisonous Plants of Paradise: First Aid and Medical Treatment of Injuries from Hawaii’s Plants by Susan Scott and Craig Thomas, MD. Available at the Kapaa library (and possibly others), H Sc under Hawaiiana. This is a fascinating book if you’re interested in the outdoors and/or the specificities of flora in our isolated islands.
Jun 12, · Any plant can be dangerous when it is brought indoors, where it can be accessed by children or pets. Even plants that are considered non-toxic have the potential to cause reactions in certain caninariojana.coms: Highly poisonous plants: plants to destroy or remove Castor oil plant (Ricinus communis): this is a common self-sown weed with toxic seeds, flowers and leaves.
Chewing and swallowing a few seeds can cause severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Poisonous Plants: The doctor column answers the question about whether such plants like mistletoe, holly berries, and poinsettias are poisonous to children and pets.
Stinging Nettles Stinging nettles can be found all around the world.