This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Red cole, horseradish
- Poisonous Plants
- Perennial herb with deep taproot; leaves alternate, simple, the margin toothed; flowers small, white, 4-parted
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion of more than small amount of ground root
- Profuse sweating, irritation of the stomach and intestines, loss of strength, disorientation
- Edible parts: roots, used as a condiment, but only in small amounts; leaves, as expand in the spring, may be boiled in salted water until tender, then eaten with butter or margarine
- Toxic Principle:
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in vegetable garden
NCCES plant id: 971