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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy

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The plants in the Iridaceae family, including irises, can cause tissue irritation when consumed or handled. These irritating compounds are present in highest concentration in the bulb (or rhizome). Ingestion can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Iris spp.

Alternate names: bearded iris, Douglas's flag, snake lily, water flag, Western blue flag, yellow flag, yellow water iris