Narcissus - Hardy II
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Daffodils, Jonquils
- Perennial Bulbs, Poisonous Plants, Spring Bulbs
- Perennial, bulbous herbs; leaves narrow, flat, and strap-like; flowers single or in a cluster at the top of a naked stem, each white to yellow or red, with a tubular projection above the 6 spreading petal-like parts; fruit a capsule.
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion and dermatitis.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, trembling, convulsions; may be fatal. Contact dermatitis ("lily rash") following handling of bulbs, flowers, and stems.
- Toxic Principle:
- Phenanthridine alkaloids such as lycorine, also calcium oxalate crystals.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION SEVERE!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden as hardy bulb; florist plant.
NCCES plant id: 831