This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Matrimony vine, box thorn, false jessamine, wolfberry
- Poisonous Plants
- Deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny stems; leaves alternate, simple, smooth margined; flowers small, 5-parted, funnel-shaped or bell-shaped, white, lilac, purple; fruit a berry, red to purple or yellow
- Coastal Plain.
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Headache, abdominal pain, dilated pupils, vomiting, diarrhea, circulatory and respiratory depression, loss of sensation
- EDIBLE PARTS: Berries edible raw, cooked, or dried
- Toxic Principle:
- Atropine, hyoscyamine, scopolamine
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas, naturalized after cultivation; landscape as an ornamental woody shrub.
NCCES plant id: 1087