Death Camus (Zigadenus veneous)

DEATH CAMUS
(Zigadenus veneous)
A.K.A.
Sandbog
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Death-Camus-FowersDeath Camus Flowers

Death Camus can be confused with wild onions, however Death Camus lacks the distinctive onion odor and it’s flowers are creamy white. The plant generally grows from 2 to 4 feet in height with the panicles producing between 30 to 70 flowers. The cone shaped seed capsules are roughly 1/2 inch long and 1/4 inch wide.

Distribution:
Southeastern United States, common in grasslands, pin bogs, sandy pine lands and shrub lands.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids

Clinical Symptoms:
Profuse salivation, burning lips, mouth numbness, thirst, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, slow irregular heart beat, low blood pressure and low temperature, difficulty breathing, coma, and death.

IMMEDIATELY SEE 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
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