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Beech Trees


Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs, Horses, Cows

Level of toxicity: Mild to severe

Common signs to watch for:

  • Mydriasis (dilated pupils)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Staggering
  • Collapse
  • Paralysis
  • Coma

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This plant contains saponins and polyphenolic compounds.  Fagus grandiflora, a species native to North America, is much less toxic than the European variety, Fagus sylvatica

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Fagus grandifolia

Alternate names: Beechnut, Fagus grandiflora, Fagus sylvatica