This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Buffalo nut
- Poisonous Plants
- Deciduous shrub; leaves alternate, simple, thin; flowers inconspicuous in elongated clusters; fruit an elongated, pear-shaped drupe, widest at the apex with 5 scars of the flower parts.
- USA, NC
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- No known poisonings, but just tasting the seed causes severe irritation of the mouth
- Toxic Principle:
- Unidentified, possibly calcium oxalate crystals
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area in deciduous woods
NCCES plant id: 1139