Known As:  Cherry Laurel
Latin Name: Prunus caroliniana
Description: Evergreen tree 15 to 2o feet in height.  Trunk and long, spreading branches covered with a smooth back bark.  Smooth, shiny green oval leaves from 5 - 7 inches long with finely toothed edges. Upward clusters of small, fragrant white flowers.  Fruit begins as a green berry and turns black, resembling a black cherry.
Poisonous Parts:  Leaves, twigs, bark.  Glucoside is the active component.  Plant is cyanogenetic.
Symptoms: Bloat, salivation, convulsions, muscular paralysis, dizziness, partial blindness, labored breathing, death possible.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian. The intravenous injection of sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulfate is suggested. It must be given as early as possible. Treatments may need to be repeated within a few hours.