Is Starch Root Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Starch Root

The Starch Root is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, drooling, excessive drooling, gagging, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, oral irritation, and vomiting.

This plant is known by an abundance of common names and most are gender-related names. The Starch Root is a common woodland plant species of the family Araceae. During its seedling stage, it has small light green leaves that are not glossy. In 5 months its leaves grow larger and glossier and all leaves becomes glossy after a year and die back.

The scientific name for this plant is Arum maculatum. Additional names for this plant include Adam-and-Eve, Adder’s Root, Arum, Bobbins, Cuckoo-pint, Friar’s Cowl, Lord-and-Ladies, Quaker, and Wake Robin.

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