Is Flag Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Flag

The Flag is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, drooling, lethargy, salivation, skin irritation, ulcers of the mouth, and vomiting.

The flag is a popular garden flower. It is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. Some state that the name refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. It is also widely used as a common name for all Iris species, as well as some belonging to other closely related genera. The plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as ‘junos’, particularly in horticulture.

The scientific name for this plant is Iris species. Additional names for this plant include Iris, Snake Lily, Yellow Flag, Yellow Iris, and Water Flag.

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