Is Franciscan Rain Tree Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Brunfelsia species

The Franciscan Rain Tree is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coughing, diarrhea, disorientation, hyper salivation, inability to regulate body temperature, incoordination, lethargy, seizures, tremors, and vomiting.

The Franciscan Rain Tree is a genus of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae, the nightshades. There are about 50 species described and common names for the genus include raintree.

The scientific name for this plant is Brunfelsia species. Additional names for this plant include Brazil Raintree, Kiss-Me-Quick, Lady-Of-The-Night, Morning-Noon-And-Night, and Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow.

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