Known as: Box, Boxwood.
Latin Name: Buxus sempervirens
Description: A woody shrub with many horticultural varieties, it is frequently used, clipped or unclipped, as a hedge or singly for ornament. It has small, oval, opposite, somewhat leathery leaves, that are dark, glossy green on the upper surface and lighter underneath, and petalless flowers.
Poisonous Parts: Entire plant. The foliage contains alkaloids and other active principles that, when ingested, cause severe irritation of the digestive system and possibly death.
Symptoms: Gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, vomiting.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.