Is Ranger’s Button Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

The Ranger’s Button is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include eye damage, ocular toxicity, loss of appetite, photosensitization and skin irritation.

Ranger’s Button is a native plant from western North America and is included in the list of Toxic Plants of North America. It is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the carrot family. It grows in the creeksides and meadows. Aside from the Ranger’s button, it is also commonly called as button parsley, swamp white heads and woollyhead parsnip.

The scientific name for this plant is Sphenosciadium capitellatum. Additional name for this plant include Button Parsley, Ranger’s Buttons, Swamp White Heads, White Heads and Woollyhead Parsnip.