Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Bird of Paradise, Pride of Barbados, Mexican Bird of Paradise
Shrub or small tree, alternate leaves. Flowers grow in clusters with 5 petals and are usually yellow or orange with red a stamen. Seeds grow in an elongated pod.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
The raw seed
Noticed about 30 minutes after ingestion, lack of coordination, colic, diarrhea
The toxicity is low, so your animal would have to eat a lot to get sick.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.