The Peacock Flower is poisonous for both cats and dogs.
Typical symptoms include diarrhea, lethargy, loss of coordination and vomiting.
Peacock flowers are widely cultivated in different areas that its origin is yet to be identified. It could be a native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas or perhaps of the West Indies. They are flowering plants that could up to 3 meters tall. However in areas with few to no frost weather, they plant could even grow larger and becomes semievergreen.
The scientific name for this plant is Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Additional name for this plant include Barbados Pride, Dwarf Poinciana, Flamboyant-De-Jardin, Flos Pavonis, Mexican Bird Of Paradise, Poinciana, Red Bird Of Paradise and Pride Of Barbados.
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