The Plumosa Fern is poisonous for both cats and dogs.
Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, allergic dermatitis, anorexia, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Because of its multiple uses, the demand is constantly on the rise. But due to destructive harvesting, combined with habitat destruction, and deforestation, the plant is now considered “endangered” in its natural habitat. Plumosa Fern is common throughout India and the Himalayas. It grows 1-2 m tall and prefers to take root in gravelly, rocky soils high up in piedmont plains at 1,300–1,400 m elevation. It was botanically described in 1799.
The scientific name for this plant is Asparagus densiflorus cv sprengeri. Additional names for this plant include Asparagus, Asparagus Fern, Climbing Asparagus, Climing Feather Fern, Emerald Feather, Emerald Fern, Feather Fern, Lace Fern, Racemose Asparagus, Shatavari, and Sprengeri Fern.
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