Glory Chain

Glory Chain

Plants

Scientific name

Clerodendrum species

Alternate names

Chains of glory, Light bulbs, Bleeding-heart vine, Glory Bower, Tropical Bleeding heart

Toxicity to pets

Some types of Clerodendrum are considered non-toxic, while others are thought to cause gastrointestinal upset with ingestion and contact dermatitis with skin contact. Wild birds are often attracted to the flowers and berries. Please note that the Bleeding-heart bush (Dicentra species) is not related to the Bleeding-heart vine (Clerodendrum species) and is more toxic.

Common signs to watch for:

  • GI upset (vomiting, diarrhea)
  • contact dermatitis

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Mild

Cows

Toxicity Level

Mild

Horses

Toxicity Level

Mild

Birds

Toxicity Level

Mild

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.