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Discover the potency of the toxin in this common ornamental plant.
“The amount of plant material required to obtain a lethal dose is quite small: The LD50 in dogs is about 2.3 g of leaves/kg, or about 11.5 mg/kg of taxine alkaloids. So a dog could consume a potentially lethal dose while playing with Taxus species branches or sticks.”
-R.B. Cope, BSc, BVSc, PhD
From Toxicology Brief: The dangers of yew ingestion