Additional Common Names: Rosary Pea, Buddhist rosary bead, Indian Bead, Indian Licorice, Love Bean, Lucky Bean, Seminole Bead, Weather Plant
Scientific Name: Abrus precatorius
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Abrin (lectin or a toxalbumin) and abric acid (a glycoside)
Clinical Signs: Severe vomiting and diarrhea (sometimes bloody), tremors, high heart rate, fever, shock, death. Seeds are very toxic (seed coat must be broken).
If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*
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