Known As: Crab's Eye, Jequirity Pea, Precatory Pea or Beans, Rosary Pea, Roseary Pea
Latin Name:  Abrus precatorius
Description:  A vine growing up to 10 feet high with clusters of rose pink or purple flowers from 1/2-3/4 inch long.  Divided leaves and brown seedpods containing shiny, red and black seeds and about 5-8 mm long.  Seeds are often imported on necklaces and other decorative items.
Poisonous Parts:  Seeds which contain the chemical abrin and toxalbumins. Highly toxic. One seed can kill.
Symptoms: Severe gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, collapse, death.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian. Emergency measures may be used to eliminate the toxin from the stomach and intestines. However, once gastrointestinal signs appear, it may be inadvisable to try to evacuate the stomach and intestines for fear of doing even greater damage, but your veterinarian will decide this. Beyond this, care is symptomatic and supportive of the digestive upset, weakness, and shock. Affected animals are likely to die even with care.