This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Daphne, spurge laurel, February daphne
- Poisonous Plants
- Deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub; leaves alternate, simple; flowers very fragrant, lilac to rose-purple or white, 2-3 per cluster and developing before the leaves; fruit a red or yellow drupe
- Poison Part:
- Fruits and leaves
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis
- Swelling of lips and tongue, thirst, difficulty of swallowing, nausea, vomiting, internal bleeding with bloody diarrhea, weakness, and coma; skin irritation with blisters upon contact with leaves
- Toxic Principle:
- Diterpenoid (mezerein)
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Landscape as cultivated ornamental shrub
NCCES plant id: 1023