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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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This plant contains soquinoline alkaloids.  The most commonly affected species are cattle and sheep.

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