Is Cardinal Flower Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Cardinal Flower

The Cardinal Flower is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, depression, diarrhea, drooping ears, excessive salivation, heart rhythm disturbances, nasal discharge and vomiting.

Cardinal Flower  is a perennial herbaceous plant  native  to the Americas. It belongs to the bellflower family Campanulaceae that grows up to 1.2 m. They are mostly found in swamps or any moist soils. Cardinal Flower may be short lived considering they are perennial plants.

The scientific name for this plant is Lobelia cardinalis. Additional name for this plant include Cardinal-flower, Cardinalflower, Cardinal Lobelia, Indian Pink, Lobelia, Red Lobelia and Slinkweed.

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