Is Adam-and-Eve Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Adam-and-Eve

The Adam-and-Eve is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, drooling, excessive drooling, gagging, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, oral irritation and vomiting

Adam-and-Eve’s gender related name refers to the plant’s likeness to male and female genitalia.  It also known to have a lot of names such as snakeshead, bobbins, naked girls, naked boys, starch-root, adder’s root, arum, wild arum, friar’s cowl, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, cows and bulls, cuckoo-pint, soldiers diddies, cheese and toast priest’s pintle, wake robin, sonsie-give-us-your-hand and jack in the pulpit. It is a woodland plant species of the Araceae family.

The scientific name for this plant is Arum maculatum. Additional name for this plant include Adder’s Root, Arum, Bobbins, Cuckoo-pint, Friar’s Cowl, Lord-and-Ladies, Starch Root, Quaker and Wake Robin.

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