Known As: Poinsietta
Latin Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Description: Member of the spurge family. Grows from 6
to 36 inches tall and is a favorite potted plant in the Christmas season.
Large, red flower bracts with small yellow flowers in the centre.
Poisonous Parts: All parts. Low toxicty -- already removed
from a lot of poisonous plant lists.
Symptoms: Rash or blistering after contact with the skin or
mouth. Throat irritation. Drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps,
swelling around the mouth, difficulty breathing.
Treatment: Wash sap off and prevent further ingestion.
Call a veterinarian if the eyes are affected, or if signs do not
resolve in a few minutes.