Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Daffodil (Narcissus)

Contributor(s): David Godfrey

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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Clinical signs

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Saxon-Buri S (2004) Daffodil toxicosis in an adult cat. Can Vet J 45 (3), 248-250 PubMed.
  • 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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