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Daffodil (Narcissus spp)

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Introduction

  • Perennial plants belonging to the Amaryllidaceaefamily and Narcissusspp.
  • Grow from a fleshy white bulb enclosed in a dark, flaky skin.
  • Leaves: long, green and erect.
  • Green hollow stem which when broken exudes a clear sap.
  • Fruit: small green capsule filled with small black seeds.
  • Flowers: characteristic white or yellow 'trumpet' flowers visible in spring.
  • Most cases involve dogs.

Toxicity

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Campbell A (1998) Poisoning in small animals from commonly ingested plants. In Practice 20 (10), 587-591 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Campbell A & Chapman M (2000) Handbook of Poisoning in Dogs and Cats. Blackwell Science.

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