Evergreen / deciduous shrubs or small trees. Leaves are shiny, dark green with wide, spine tipped sections. Flowers vary by species. Fruits are bright red / purple / black and grow in clusters.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
Berries and leaves.
Gastrointestinal upset, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, irregular heartbeat, convulsions, death.
Contains ilicin which is toxic specifically to the digestive system, nervous system and cardiovascular system. 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.