Beech Trees

Beech Tree

Pictured: Beech Tree

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

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

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

Alternate names: Beechnut, Fagus grandiflora, Fagus sylvatica