This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- California buckeye
- Poisonous Plants
- Deciduous shrub with opposite, palmately divided leaves with 5 leaflets; flowers in a long, terminal cluster, white or pinkish, stamens longer than the 5 petals; fruit is a smooth, leathery capsule with 1-3 large, brown, shiny seeds, each with a pale scar (the "buck's eye")
- Poison Part:
- Seeds and tea made from leaves and sprouts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Muscular weakness and paralysis, dilated pupils, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, paralysis, and stupor
- Toxic Principle:
- Glycoside esculin, saponin aescin, possibly alkaloids
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Landscape as cultivated woody shrub
NCCES plant id: 939