Narcissus poeticus (poet's daffodil, pheasant's eye daffodil), N.
pseudo-narciccus (wild daffodil, lent lily). A member of the plant family AMARYLLIDACHAE
Perennial plants growing from a fleshy white bulb. Long erect green leaves, with
characteristic trumpet-like white or yellow flowers; green capsular fruit. Wild and
cultivated ornamental garden plants, common in spring.
Animals most affected
Chewing and/or ingestion of bulbs (less commonly,
the flowers and the leaves).
All parts of the plant, but principally the
bulb, contain several alkaloids including lycorine and galanthamine.
Toxic oral doses not well established.
If a very large amount of plant material
ataxia, loss of consciousness, coma.
Possibility of death within a few hours.
Non-specific and rarely apparent:
No antidote. Symptomatic care only:
adsorbents, demulcents, gastrointestinal