Is Asparagus Fern Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Asparagus Fern Plant

The Asparagus Fern is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, allergic dermatitis, anorexia, diarrhea and vomiting.

Asparagus fern can be commonly found in flower arrangements and also in homes grown in hanging baskets. Though it may appear soft, they also have thorny spurs. This evergreen plant is native to southern Africa from Mozambique to South Africa.

The scientific name for this plant is Asparagus densiflorus cv sprengeri. Additional name for this plant include Asparagus, Climbing Asparagus, Climing Feather Fern, Emerald Feather, Emerald Fern, Feather Fern, Lace Fern, Plumosa Fern, Rasemose Asparagus, Shatavari and Sprengeri Fern.

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