Known as:  Dieffenbachia, Dumb Cane, Gold Dieffenbacchia, Drunk Cane, Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant
Latin Name: Dieffenbachia family
Description: Commonly grown foliage houseplant.  Can grow up to 6 feet tall and will have a thick stem scarred where leaves have dropped off.  Leaves are large, ovate, single blades with a strong central vein and a number of secondary veins running from the main vein to the edge of the leaf.  Leaves have irregular areas of splotches of lighter green, yellow or cream.
Poisonous Parts:  All parts. Leaves and stem contain needle-shaped crystals of calcium oxalate. Moderate toxicity.  Pets rarely ingest enough to cause serious problems or death.
Symptoms:  Oral, pharyngeal and esophogal irritant.  Salivation and edema (swelling).  Quick acting poison.  Symptoms occur within seconds of eating the plant. The cat will begin to suffer severe abdominal pain and start rolling around on the floor, salivating foam.  Causes irritation of the mouth, laryngitis, and temporary paralysis of the vocal cords when eaten. Drooling, vomiting, diarrhea. swelling around the mouth, swelling in the throat, difficulty breathing. Can be fatal.
Treatment: Unless your cat is unconscious or having convulsions, induce vomiting.  Wrap the cat in a towel to keep it from thrashing about and induce vomiting as quickly as possible.  Get immediate veterinary assistance.