This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Adam and Eve, Lords-and-Ladies, cuckoo-pint
- Poisonous Plants
- Stemless herb with tuberous roots and large, heart-shaped leaves often with various dark spots; the flowers small in an erect, slender spadix surounded by a spathe which is pale green with purplish spots and margins.
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Burning and swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, and throat; skin irritation after contact with root juices; stomach pains, dizziness, and cramping after ingestion of berries
- Toxic Principle:
- Calcium oxalate crystals and soluble oxalates
- CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape, as herbaceous perennial where hardy
NCCES plant id: 974