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Bleeding Hearts


Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs, Cows

Level of toxicity: Mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Tremors
  • Staggering

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Bleeding Heart plants are not only toxic to animals but humans as well. Although aesthetically pleasing, this plant contains soquinoline alkaloids. Alkaloids negatively affect animals, most commonly cattle, sheep, and dogs.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Dicentra spp.

Alternate names: Dicentra, Dutchman's breeches, white eardrops, steer's head, soldier's cap, butterfly banner, kitten breeches