Please share! Sago and coontie palms are both highly toxic and often fatal to dogs.
The Coontie Palm (Zamia floridana) is the only native cycad palm in North America and is a close relative of the larger Sago Palm. It is also a deadly plant and... it only takes a small amount (two seeds) to make your dog ill, and just four seeds can be fatal. The poisonous substance in the coontie palm are Beta-methylamino-alanine (BMAA), which is a neurotoxin that damages the central nervous system; and cycasin, which causes gastrointestinal problems and failure of the liver, which can lead to death.
This plant is found throughout Tallahassee, used in many areas by the city for landscaping purposes.
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