Marigold

Marigold

plants

Alternate names

Tagetes spp. - African marigold, French marigold; Calendula officinalis - pot marigold

Toxicity to pets

Marigolds (Tagetes species) may cause mild irritation to the gastrointestinal tract when ingested. The sap from the plant may also cause irritation to the skin if dermal exposure occurs.

Calendula officinalis (pictured here) may also be referred to as pot marigold and is considered non-toxic following ingestion.

 

Marigolds

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      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.