This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Water arum, water-dragon, wild calla
- Poisonous Plants
- Small, perennial herb with long-stalked, heart-shaped leaves; flowers in a spadix surrounded by a white spathe; fruits a cluster of red berries
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Burning and swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, and throat; difficulty of speaking
- EDIBLE PARTS: Dried berries are edible. Dried seeds and rootstocks can be made into a flour, but used only in times of need.
- Toxic Principle:
- Calcium oxalate crystals
- CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Landscape, cultivated in water gardens
NCCES plant id: 991