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Tuesday - April 24, 2012

From: Marion, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Poisonous Plants, Trees
Title: Plants poisonous to dogs from Marion TX
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Is the desert willow poisonous to dogs?

ANSWER:

We could find no indication in researching Chilopsis linearis (Desert willow) that any parts of it were poisonous. However, we suggest you look at this previous Mr. Smarty Plants answer for some sources you can search, on this and other plants you might be concerned about. Searching on the scientific name (Chilopsis linearis) usually is the most efficient. We checked the poisonous plants on the Texas lists and Desert Willow did not appear.

 

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Desert willow
Chilopsis linearis

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