Is American Mandrake Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

American Mandrake Plant

The American Mandrake is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coma, dermal – redness, diarrhea, drooling, lethargy, panting, skin ulcers and vomiting,

American Mandrake are perennial plants that are widespread across most of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. In the past, Linnaeus genus has a lot of species under it, however most of them were transferred to other general and only remaining species is the American Mandrake. This plant has white, yellow or red flowers and palmately lobed umbrella-like leaves.

The scientific name for this plant is Podophyllum peltatum. Additional name for this plant include Duck’s Foot, Ground Lemon, Hog Apple, Indian Apple Root, Mayapple, Raccoonberry, Umbrella Leaf, Wild Lemon and Wild Mandrake.

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