Emerald Feather

Emerald Feather

Plants

Scientific name

Asparagaceae

Alternate names

Asparagus Fern, Emerald Fern, Lace Fern, Plumosa Fern, Racemose Asparagus, Shatavari, Sprengeri Fern

Toxicity to pets

Emerald Feather is an ornamental indoor/ outdoor plant in the Asparagaceae family. The toxic principle saponins may be found in all plant parts (fronds, roots, berries) of this plant family. Saponins are irritant, bitter-tasting phytochemicals and ingestion results in mild, self-limiting gastrointestinal distress. Veterinary intervention is generally unnecessary following exposure to Emerald Feather. Do seek veterinary care for any pet with persistent signs (e.g. multiple bouts of vomiting or anorexia > 24 hr).
  • Vomiting
Asparagus Fern

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Toxicity Level

Mild

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Toxicity Level

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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.