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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dermal irritation

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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