Plumosa Fern

Plumosa Fern

plants

Alternate names

Plum fern, Plumrose fern, Asparagus fern, Lace fern, emerald fern, Shatavari

Toxicity to pets

This plant is also known as the asparagus fern, lace fern, emerald fern, or the Shatavari plant. This plant contains irritants called sapogenins which can cause vomiting, anorexia and diarrhea, especially if the berries are consumed. When ingested in large amounts, pets may also exhibit cardiac and sedative effects.

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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.