Is Palm Lily Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Palm Lily
Cordyline australis fruit

The Palm Lily is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, depression, dilated pupils, excessive saliva, lack of appetite, hypersalivation and vomiting.

Palm Lily  grows up to 66 feet tall and a widely branched monocot tree endemic to New Zealand. It has a straight and tall trunk, rounded head and dense known as characteristic features of the New Zealand landscape. It can be seen in river banks, near swamps, open places and  forest margins. The New Zealand pigeon and other native birds like to eat its fruits.

The scientific name for this plant is Cordyline australis. Additional name for this plant include Cabbage Palm, Cabbage Tree, Grass Palm, Giant Dracaena.

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