This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Squirrel corn
- Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Yellow tubers occur on rootstock
- Perennial, short-stemmed herbs; leaves 2-pinnately divided, the ultimate segments deeply lobed; flowers in an elongated, terminal cluster, each nodding with 2 spurs on the upper side, white or pale to deep pink; fruit a many-seeded capsule.
- 1 ft.
- Leaves are ternately divided and cut into numerous narrow segments; pale below
- Flowers hang upside down on a 6-8 in. arching stem; 2 short, rounded spurs hang down; flowers are white to very pale pink, heart-shaped and 0.5 in. long
- Rich woods; partial shade to shade
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis.
- Trembling, staggering, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, labored breathing. Skin irritation after repeated contact with the cell sap.
- Toxic Principle:
- Several isoquinolone alkaloids.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area, native in rich woods; landscape in flower garden as cultivated herbaceous p
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2552