Does anyone know what kind of plant this is in the photos?
My dog keeps eating the leaves, and it makes him sick.

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  • Also note that Lantana can grow pretty rapidly depending on the location and can be a nuisance if it's unwanted. We have some that grows in with our bushes and although its very pretty, I consider it a weed because of how it grows.
    – JPhi1618
    Commented Nov 19, 2018 at 19:57

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That is lantana. ASPCA Website says:


Additional Common Names: Shrub Verbena, Yellow Sage, Red Sage

Scientific Name: Lantana camara

Family: Verbenaceae

Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses

Toxic Principles: Pentacyclic triterpenoids

Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness. Liver failure - more common in livestock."

  • Yup, and really popular for people who like to attract butterflies
    – ivanivan
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 0:15
  • And deer love to eat it, mostly the blooms and buds. Butterflys also love it , they fly al around looking for blooms the deer didn't get . Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 0:50

As above, this is Lantana, which is a decorative shrub originally from tropical Africa and America. In Australia, at least, it's classified as a Weed of National Significance (one of 32), so it's illegal to sell and it generally should be eliminated where possible. I have spent many weeks removing Lantana from my aunt's outback property; it's a real nuisance.

Poisoning from Lantana can be quite serious, particularly if the berries are eaten, and I'd recommend taking your dog to a vet. There's extensive information here.

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