Is Moss Rose Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Moss Rose

The Moss Rose is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include depression, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, kidney failure, muscle weakness and tremors.

Moss Rose has smooth, reddish, stems and the leaves may be alternate or opposite. It belongs  in the family Portulacaceae extending from North Africa and Southern Europe.  It has yellow flowers that  appear at any time during the year depending upon rainfall.

The scientific name for this plant is Portulaca oleracea. Additional name for this plant include Red Root, Rock Moss, Pigwee, Purslane, Pusley, Pursley, Verdolaga and Wild Portulaca.

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