Periwinkle

Periwinkle

plants

Alternate names

Running Myrtle, Vinca, ground cover

Toxicity to pets

This flowering ground cover is also commonly called “running myrtle.” Many toxic alkaloids are present in this plant including yohimbine, vincristine and vinblastine (which are drugs that are used as chemotherapeutics in human and veterinary medicine). When ingested, it can cause hypotension (drop in blood pressure), incoordination, tremors and seizures.

Vinca

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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.