Is Autumn Crocus Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Autumn Crocus Plant

The Autumn Crocus is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include bone marrow suppression, bloody vomiting, diarrhea, multi-organ damage, oral irritation, rapid pulse, shock and tarry stools.

Autumn Crocus is an autumn blooming plant that also has similarities with the true crocuses. Though they considered toxic plants, they are still grown as ornamental plants in temperate areas. Its leaves could grow up to 10 cm and the flowers have six tepals and six stamens with three white styles and orange anthers. They belong to the family Iridaceas.

The scientific name for this plant is Colchicum autumnale. Additional name for this plant include Meadow Saffron and Naked Ladies.

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