Is Lenten Rose Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Lenten Rose

The Lenten Rose is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, colic, depression, diarrhea, drooling, excessive drooling, and lethargy.

Lenten Rose is a poisonous plant from the buttercup family. They are mostly found in mountainous areas in some parts of Europe.  It is an evergreen perennial flowering plant which resembles wild roses but it does not belong to the rose family. The  white large flat flowers bloom from midwinter to early spring.

The scientific name for this plant is Helleborus niger. Additional name for this plant include Black Hellebore, Christmas rose, Easter Rose, Eastern Rose, and Hellebore.

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