Is Wild Arum Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Wild Arum

The Wild Arum is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

Wild Arum is a flowering plant that blooms in spring with its purplish black spadix enclosed by a reddish-brown spathe. Its leaves are narrow and light green while the root is tuberous. They belong in the genus Arum in the family Araceae, native to the Levant and other parts of the Mediterranean Basin.

The scientific name for this plant is Arum palestinum. Additional name for this plant include Black Calla, Black Calla Lily, Solomon’s Lily and Wild Calla.

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