Pictured: Monkshood

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Common signs to watch for:

  • Weakness
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Paralysis
  • Tremors
  • Seizures

Monkshood is a beautiful, flowering plant that is commonly also known as the wolfsbane and friar’s cap plant. This species of plant contains aconitine and diterpene alkaloids that effect nerve and muscle cells. When ingested, it can cause poisoning in many species (including humans!), resulting in weakness, heart arrhythmias, paralysis, tremors and seizures.

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: wolfsbane, friars cap, Acontium