This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Persian violet, cyclamen, sowbread
- Poisonous Plants
Best grown in pots. Only winter hardy to zones 9-11. Most florist's cyclamen are derived from C. persicum.
- Tuberous, perennial herb; leaves many, slender stalked, rounded and heart-shaped, finely toothed, variegated; flowers solitary, 5-parted, nodding, red, pink to white, fragrant
- Poison Part:
- Rhizomes (thickened roots)
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, paralysis. Suspected of causing skin irritation following handling
- Toxic Principle:
- Triterpenoid saponins
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape, florist plant
NCCES plant id: 1017