Is Staggerbush Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

The Staggerbush is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiovascular collapse, coma, death, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, hypersalivation, low blood pressure, twitching, vomiting and weakness.

Staggerbush is a perennial shrub that grows to 2-6 feet tall and  is native to the United States. Its flowers are long and in bell-shaped form which normally bloom in spring. The flowers are pollinated by native bees. Staggerbush grows well in moist to wet soil.

The scientific name for this plant is Lyonia sp. Additional name for this plant include Fetterbush, Fetterbush Lyonia, Hurrahbush and Maleberry.

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