Is Lord-and-Ladies Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Lord-and-Ladies is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, excessive drooling, intense burning and irritation of mouth, gagging, head shaking, tongue and lips, oral irritation, and vomiting.

Lord-and-Ladies is a common woodland plant species of the family Araceae and is widespread across most of Europe, as well as Turkey and the Caucasus. The name “lords-and-ladies” and other gender-related names refer to the plant’s likeness to male and female genitalia symbolising copulation. It is also known as snakeshead, adder’s root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, cows and bulls, cuckoo-pint, soldiers diddies, priest’s pintle, Adam and Eve, bobbins, naked girls, naked boys, starch-root, wake robin, friar’s cowl, sonsie-give-us-your-hand, jack in the pulpit and cheese and toast.

The scientific name for this plant is Arum maculatum. Additional names for this plant include Adam-And-Eve, Adder’S Root, Arum, Bobbins, Cuckoo Plant, Naked Girls, Snakeshead, Starch Root, and Wake Robin.

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