Is Wake Robin Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Wake Robin

The Wake Robin 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.

The Wake Robin  is a  species of the family Araceae. It grows in woodland areas and riversides. This plant should be handled with care as most parts of the plants produce allergic reactions to people. It attracts rodents because of its scent and traps them. Wake Robin is cultivated as an ornamental plant in traditional and woodland shade gardens. 

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

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