Family:
Ericaceae
Scientific Name:
Leucothoe spp
Toxins:
grayanotoxins
Flower Color:
Found:
woodlands, ornamental

Geographical Distribution

Dog hobble distribution - United States

Dog Hobble

Leucothoe spp

Ferrerbush, Doghobble, Leucothoe, Coastal doghobble, Dog hobble, Sweet bells, White osier, Pepper bush, Dog laurel
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Leucothoe spp is a large genus of deciduous or evergreen shrubs which produce vertical clusters of white or pink urn-shaped flowers. The leaves from the plant are toxic, containing grayanotoxins, which are sodium channel activators.

Symptoms

  • Vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • muscular weakness
  • loss of vision
  • coma
  • convulsions
  • death