Known As:  Skunk Cabbage
Latin Name:  Symplocarpus foetidus
Description: Larege net-veined leaves which may have white or colored spots.  Flower is a fleshy green, white, pr yellow sapdix 9spike) inside a spathe (or wrap-around hood).  Fruit is brightly colored berries in tight clusters.
Poisonous Parts:  Roots, leaves, stems.  Moderate toxicity.  Plant contains needle-like crystals of isoluble calcium oxalate which penetrates the skin and mouth causing discomfort.  Plants also contain proteolytic enzymes which release histamine and kinins that cause swelling and an itching or burning sensation.
Symptoms:  Oral, pharyngeal and esophogal irritant.  Salivation and edema (swelling). Vomiting and diarrhea.
Treatment: Unless your cat is unconscious or having convulsions, induce vomiting and follow procedures to delay absorption and speed elimination.  Get prompt veterinary assistance if the cat doesn't improve within a few minutes, or if swallowing or breathing is impaired.