Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs, Horses, Cows
Level of toxicity: Mild to severe
Common signs to watch for:
- Burning sensation in the mouth and throat
- Pawing at the face or mouth
- Hematuria (bloody urine)
- Neurological and cardiovascular signs (rarely)
This plant contains protoanemonin, glycosides, and essential oils which are very irritating and typically prevent large ingestions.
Poison type: Plants
Scientific name: Actaea spp.
Alternate names: White, red, or black baneberry, Actaea, bugbane, doll’s eye, toadroot, cohosh