Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs
Common signs to watch for:
- Dermal irritation
This plant, which is a spreading ground cover, is also commonly known as the Indian Apple, American Mandrake or Umbrella Leaf. This plant contains the toxin podopyllotoxin, a glycoside, that is easily absorbed through tissue. When pets accidentally ingest or contact this plant, Mayapple can result in both gastrointestinal (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, drooling) and dermal irritation.
Poison type: Plants
Scientific name: Podophyllum peltatum
Alternate names: Indian Apple, American Mandrake, Umbrella leaf, Podophyllum, ground cover