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Morning Glory


Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate, depending on the amount ingested

Common signs to watch for:

  • Incoordination
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Hepatic (liver) failure

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The Morning Glory is a beautiful, flowering climbing vine (although a shrub variety is also available). While not all species are poisonous, some can be quite dangerous when large amounts of seeds are ingested. The seeds from the flowers of some species contain the toxin, lysergic alkaloids. When ingested, clinical signs of incoordination, diarrhea, anemia and hepatic (liver) necrosis can be seen.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Ipomea spp.

Alternate names: Ipomoea, climbing vine, purple flower