Is Hercules’ Club Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Hercules' Club

The Hercules’ Club is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include diarrhea, drooling, hypersalivation, skin and oral irritation and vomiting.

Hercules’ Club is a woody plant in the genus Aralla, family spinosa, They are characterized as having spiny stems, petioles and midribs. This plant usually grows in clusters of branchless trunks. This deciduous shrub or small tree is native to eastern North America.

The scientific name for this plant is Aralia spinosa. Additional name for this plant include Angelica Tree, Aralia Spinosa, Devil’s Walking Stick, Prickly Ash and Prickly Elder.

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