Is Leatherflower Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Leatherflower is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include convulsion, delirium, diarrhea, drooling, salivation and vomiting.

Leatherflower are mainly of Chinese and Japanese origin. They are characterized with fleshy petals; or vase vine for the North American Clematis viorna.  They belong to the 300 species within the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae and this genus is composed of mostly woody, vigorous, climbing vines. Their garden hybrids are popular among gardeners and more hybrid cultivars are being produced every now and then. The stems are fragile in its earlier years.

The scientific name for this plant is Clematis sp. Additional name for this plant include Clematis, Grape Clematis, Millboro leatherflower and Virgin’s Bower.

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