The Barbados Pride is poisonous for both cats and dogs.
Typical symptoms include diarrhea, lethargy, loss of coordination and vomiting.
Barbados Pride is a shrub that’s native to the West Indies or the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. It is a member of the pea family, Fabaceae that features bipinnate leaves and flowers that are borne in racemes up to 20 cm long. It could grow 3-5 meters tall depending on the climate and season.
The scientific name for this plant is Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Additional name for this plant include Dwarf Poinciana, Flamboyant-De-Jardin, Flos Pavonis, Mexican Bird Of Paradise, Poinciana, Red Bird Of Paradise, Peacock Flower and Pride Of Barbados.
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