Pictured: Snowdrops

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate, depending on how much is ingested

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Incoordination
  • Drop in blood pressure and heart rate
  • Seizures

This plant is commonly seen during the spring with small white, hanging flowers. The bulbs, stems and leaves contain phenanthridine alkaloids. Exposure to the bulbs poses the greatest risk, as the alkaloid concentration is the highest there. When ingested, signs of poisoning include drooling, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, incoordination, drop in blood pressure and heart rate and seizures.

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Galanthus caucasicus