Narcissus poeticus (poet's daffodil, pheasant's eye daffodil), N. pseudo-narciccus (wild daffodil, lent lily). A member of the plant family AMARYLLIDACHAE (lily family).
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.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Dogs.


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Chewing and/or ingestion of bulbs (less commonly, the flowers and the leaves).


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
All parts of the plant, but principally the bulb, contain several alkaloids including lycorine and galanthamine.

Toxic oral doses not well established.
LD dogs 15g of the bulbs



[clinical.gif] Clinical features

If a very large amount of plant material is ingested:

Possibility of death within a few hours.


[lesions.gif] Lesions
Non-specific and rarely apparent:


[treatm~1.gif] Treatment
No antidote. Symptomatic care only: