Pictured: Lantana

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Depression
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Possible liver failure

Lantana, of the Verbenaceae family, is a beautiful flower that contains multi-colored (e.g., yellow, red, orange) blossoms. Lantana (Lantana) is also called Red sage, Wild sage, Yellow Sage, and Shrub Verbena. Triterpenoids (liver toxins) are found in all parts of the plant. When ingested, clinical signs include depression, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and possible liver failure (which occurs more commonly with farm animals).

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Red sage, Wild sage, Shrub Verbena, Yellow sage, Lantana, Verbenaceae