Is Portulaca Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Portulaca oleracea

The Portulaca is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

The Portulaca is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae. It is assumed to be mostly anthropogenic because of its extensive distribution. Its leaves can be eaten as a vegetable. Portulaca is consider as a companion plant since it provides ground cover to create a humid microclimate for nearby plants.

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

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