Paris quadrifolia, True-Lover’s Knot
Perennial with a fleshy rootstock. Leaves have four points, flowers are green / white and grow solitary. Fruit is a purple / black berry. This plant stinks.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
The entire plant is toxic, concentrated in the fruit.
Gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, colic, contracted pupils, failure of cardiac and respiratory systems, death.
Contains saponines which can be fatal.
*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.