Is Wild Calla Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Wild Calla

The Wild Calla is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

Wild Calla is a herbaceous perennial plant native to to the Levant and other parts of the Mediterranean Basin. It blooms in the spring where it boasts the dark purplish-black spadix enclosed by a reddish-brown spathe. It is in the genus Arum in the family Araceae. It also gives off a scent that attracts flies, which distribute the pollen.

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 Arum.

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