Iris

Iris

Plants

Scientific name

Iridaceae Sp

Alternate names

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

Toxicity to pets

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.

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
Iris

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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.