Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs
Common signs to watch for:
- Heart arrhythmias
Monkshood is a beautiful, flowering plant that is commonly also known as the wolfsbane and friar’s cap plant. This species of plant contains aconitine and diterpene alkaloids that effect nerve and muscle cells. When ingested, it can cause poisoning in many species (including humans!), resulting in weakness, heart arrhythmias, paralysis, tremors and seizures.
Poison type: Plants
Alternate names: wolfsbane, friars cap, Acontium