Is Hosta Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

The Hosta is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiac abnormalities, depression, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

Hosta is native to northeast Asia and currently a member of the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae. The generic name Funkia was derived from Heinrich Funk as the German botanist Kurt Sprengel named it in honor of him. It grows from rhizomes or stolons and commonly grown as shade tolerant foliage plants. The lanceolate ovate leaves could grow 18 inches long and 12 inches broad.

The scientific name for this plant is Hosta plataginea. Additional name for this plant include August Lily, Funkia, and Plantain Lily.

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