Helleborus niger, Hellebore, Easter rose, Ranunculaceae
Toxicity to pets
This species of plant contains poisonous glycosides (cardiotoxins) and bufadienolides. If any part of the plant, including the root, is chewed, signs of excessive drooling, lethargy, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea can occur.
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The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.