Is Larkspur Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Larkspur is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiac failure, colic, constipation, convulsions, death, drooling, increased salivation, labored breathing, muscle tremors, recumbency, stiffness, and weakness.

Larkspur is a perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae which has about 300 species. It is native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. Some species are cultivated as ornamental plants, for traditional and native plant gardens. 

The scientific name for this plant is Delphinium species. Additional names for this plant include Lark’s Heel, Lark’s Claw, and Knight’s Spur.

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