Pictured: Solanum pseudocapsicum
Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs
Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate
Common signs to watch for:
- Drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, ulceration, depression, seizures
The Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) contains beautiful red to yellow berries or fruit. All parts of this plant contain the toxin, solanine. This glycoalkoloid causes severe gastrointestinal irritation (e.g., drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, ulceration) when consumed and may also produce central nervous system signs (e.g., depression, seizures).
Poison type: plants
Alternate names: Solanum, Solanum pseudocapsicum, winter cherry, natal cherry