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African Blue Lily Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Agapanthus orientalis
Phonetic Spelling
ag-ah-PAN-thus PRAY-cox subspecies or-ee-en-TAH-liss
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Herb with fleshy roots, the stem thick and short; leaves long and grass-like; flowers in a terminal cluster, each tubular, blue or white, with 6 petal-like parts

 

Poisonous parts: Plant sap in leaves.

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape, flower garden as herbaceous perennial

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#houseplant#blue#perennial#blue flowers#interiorscape#lily#flower garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#houseplant#blue#perennial#blue flowers#interiorscape#lily#flower garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agapanthus
    Species:
    praecox ssp. orientalis
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are in a terminal cluster, each tubular, blue or white, with 6 petal-like parts.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are long and grass-like
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Poisonous parts: Plant sap in leaves. Poisonous through ingestion and dermatitis. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Symptoms may include irritation of skin and eyes from cell sap. Irritation and ulceration of mouth if ingested.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves