Lily-of-the-Valley Bush

Pieris Japonica

Lily-of-the-Valley Bush


A very good friend recently lost a favourite llama to this plant and had two others that were very sick from eating a few leaves. It is also known as Japanese andromeda, the proper name is Pieris Japonica and you definitely don’t want it around your animals. It is an evergreen with shiny oval leaves but apparently it does shed its leaves. They can blow around in the fall and that could spell disaster. The leaves and nectar are poisonous, causing transient mouth burning, followed hours later by vomiting, coma, and convulsions.