Plumosa Fern

Asparagus Fern

Pictured: Asparagus Fern

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate, depending on the amount ingested

Common signs to watch for:

  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Heart effects
  • Sedation

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.

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Plum fern, Plumrose fern, Asparagus fern, Lace fern, emerald fern, Shatavari