Elaine

Elaine

Plants

Scientific name

Agapanthus 'Elaine'

Alternate names

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:

  • Vomiting
  • Drooling
Agapanthus

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild

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Toxicity Level

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Disclaimer

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.