Cestrum (Cestrum spp.)

CESTRUM
(Cestrum spp.)
A.K.A.
Jessamines
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CestrumCestrum Flowers

Cestrum are shrubs growing to 3 ft 3 in–13 ft 1 in tall.  A few are deciduous, most are evergreen. All parts of the plants are toxic, causing severe gastroenteritis if eaten.  Several species are grown as ornamental plants for their strongly scented flowers.

Distribution:
They are native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the Americas, from the southernmost United States (Florida, Texas) south to central Chile.

Toxic Principle:
Solanine-type glycol-alkaloids and atropine-like alkaloids.

Poisoning Symptoms include:
Headache, dizziness, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, muscular spasms and nervousness, high temperature, salivation and sweating, paralysis and coma.

IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
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