Cow Cockle (Saponaria vaccaria)

COW COCKLE
(Saponaria vaccaria)
A.K.A.
Cowherb, Cow Basil and Cow Soapwort, Broomweed
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Cow-Cockle-PlantCow Cockle Plant

It is an annual herb with blue-gray, waxy herbage and pale pink flowers.

Distribution:
It is native to Eurasia but can be found in many other regions as an introduced species and a common weed.

Toxic Principle:

Saponins and triterpenoid – The seeds are Toxic

Poisoning Symptoms include:
Listlessness, anorexia, weight loss, rough hair coat, gastroenteritis and diarrhea, in the case of broomweed, possibly abortion.

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,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly

 1-888-426-4435