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Dahlia spp.

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dahlia
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Description:
Tuberous rooted, perennial herbs; leaves pinnately lobed or divided; flowering heads large, with many petals, variously colored
Family:
Asteraceae
Origin:
Tropical America
Poison Part:
Leaves and tubers (resemble thickened roots)
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis
Symptoms:
Skin irritation following repeated handling of the tubers and contact with leaves and light
Toxic Principle:
Phototoxic polyacetylene compounds
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden as herbaceous annual or perennial

NCCES plant id: 1020

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