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Hymenocallis occidentalis

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Spider lily
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Herbaceous perennial from a bulb; leaves basal, strap-like; flowers fragrant, white or ivory, 6-parted, funnel-shaped, the 6 stamens connected at base with a thin white membrane.
Season:
Summer
Foliage:
Basal strap-like leaves
Flower:
3-4 in. flowers with white crown of thin tissue that connects the bases of the anthers
Site:
Wet, rich soil
Poison Part:
Bulbs
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Toxic Principle:
Lycorine and other phenanthridine alkaloids
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area in marshes, shallow streams, and ditches; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennial
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2616

Hymenocallis occidentalis Hymenocallis occidentalis
Gilberto Santa Rosa, CC BY - 2.0
Hymenocallis occidentalis Hymenocallis occidentalis
Camelia TWU, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0