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Christmas Rose


Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Common signs to watch for:

  • Excessive drooling
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

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This species of plant contains poisonous glycosides (cardiotoxins) and bufadienolides. If any part of the plant, including the root, is chewed, signs of excessive drooling, lethargy, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea can occur.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Helleborus spp.

Alternate names: Helleborus niger, Hellebore, Easter rose, Ranunculaceae