This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Fetterbush, maleberry, staggerbush
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Common in the NC coastal plain
- Deciduous shrubs; leaves simple and alternate; flowers small, white or pink, urn-shaped and drooping, in terminal clusters; fruit a globose or pear-shaped capsule, not depressed at the apex.
- 5 ft.
- USA, NC
- Poison Part:
- Leaves and nectar from flowers
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, slow pulse, nausea, vomiting, sweating, abdominal pain, headache, tingling of skin, lack of coordination, convulsions, paralysis
- Toxic Principle:
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas in moist woodlands and pocosins; in landscape cultivated as ornamental woody shrub
NCCES plant id: 1090