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Rhododendron yakusimanum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Yak rhododendron
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Description:
Woody, evergreen or deciduous shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, smooth- or toothed-margined; flowers in a terminal cluster, tubular, 5-parted, white to deep pink or yellow; fruit an elongated capsule.
Height:
2-3 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, glossy gray-green leaves; abundant brown hairs on underside of leaf; 3 to 3.5 in. long
Flower:
Bright rose buds; rose, pink or white bell-shaped flowers in late spring
Zones:
5b to 8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Dense, spreading mound
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, abdominal pain, loss of energy, depression, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, progressive paralysis of arms and legs, coma.
Toxic Principle:
Andromedotoxin.
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.
Width:
2-3 ft.

NCCES plant id: 1753

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