Lily of the Nile, African lily
Toxicity to pets
Agapanthus species (Lily of the Nile, African lily) contain bitter-tasting toxins called saponins throughout the plant. Ingestion of this plant leads to gastrointestintal distress including vomiting and hypersalivation (drooling). Clinical signs are generally mild and brief; therefore, not likely to require veterinary intervention.
This flower is not a member of the Lilium sp; ingestion does not cause acute kidney failure.
Common signs to watch for:
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.