Pictured: Bluebonnet

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Common signs to watch for:

  • Twitching
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Respiratory problems and/or paralysis
  • Trembling
  • Loss of muscle control

The Bluebonnet planet can be found in Texas and is part of the pea family. It tends to grow in sandy fields or roadsides. There are more than one kind of lupine plant, which is where Bluebonnets’ scientific name is derived from (lupinus). All parts of the plants, in particular the pods and seeds, are very toxic. Signs of bluebonnet poisoning affect the nervous system and are similar to those of nicotine use.

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Texas bluebonnet, Big Bend bluebonnet, Chisos bluebonnet, silvery lupine, Bajada lupine, Nebraska lupine, sandyland bluebonnet, buffalo clover