Bird of Paradise Flower

Bird's Tongue Flower
Additional Common Names: Crane Flower, Bird's Tongue Flower
Scientific Name: Strelitzia reginae
Family: Strelitziaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: GI irritants
Clinical Signs: Mild nausea, vomiting, drowsiness; caused mainly by fruit and seeds

Should not be confused with Caesalpinia or Poinciana gilliesii, which is also known as Bird of Paradise and is more toxic.

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*

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