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Asparagus Fern

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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dermal irritation

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Asparagus ferns (Asparagus densiflorus or Asparagus setaceus) are common houseplants due to their fine, feathery foliage. They are also often used in floral arrangements. Ingestion of these plants, especially the berries, may cause irritation to the gastrointestinal tract. Skin irritation is also possible following dermal exposure.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Asparagus densiflorus or Asparagus setaceus

Alternate names: Emerald feather, Emerald fern, Flagstaff fern, Foxtail fern, Lace fern, Mazeppa fern, Plumosa fern, Racemose asparagus, Sprengeri fern, Sprenger's asparagus fern