This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Mexican tea, wormseed
- Poisonous Plants
- Erect annual or perennial; leaves alternate, simple, irregularly toothed; flowers small, greenish, in an elongated, dense, terminal cluster, petals none; fruits small, greenish, with black seeds
- Tropical America
- Poison Part:
- Oil from seeds
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, headache, hallucinations, vomiting, convulsions, and coma
- Toxic Principle:
- Terpene peroxide ascaridole and others
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas of cultivated fields, and waste places
NCCES plant id: 1001