Is Bobbins Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Bobbins 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.

The Bobbins is a common woodland plant species. It is known to have lots of common names. Some of them friar’s cowl, arum, snakeshead, naked girls, naked boys, adder’s root, starch-root, sonsie-give-us-your-hand, wild arum, lords-and-ladies, Adam and Eve. Bobbins is commonly seen in most of Europe, as well as Turkey and the Caucasus. The gender-related names refer to the plant’s likeness to male and female genitalia symbolizing copulation.

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

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