Is Nicotiana Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Nicotiana glauca flowers

The Nicotiana is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include death, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, faintness, hyperexcitability, incoordination, myalgia, paralysis and vomiting.

Nicotiana is a widespread plant that is used for its medicinal purpose and other uses most specifically by Native American groups. In southwesten United States, it is a common roadside weed. While in California, it is considered as an invasive plant species for California native plant habitats. This plant could grow more than 2 meters and its leaves are attached to the stalk by petioles, and its leaves and stems are neither pubescent nor sticky.

The scientific name for this plant is Nicotiana glauca. Additional name for this plant include Mustard Tree, Tobacco Bush, Tobacco Plant, Tobacco Tree, Tree Tobaccoand Wild Tobacco.

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