This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Herbs, Poisonous Plants
Decorative plant; bitter leaves added to salads, sandwiches,vinegar; crafts
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- Small, bluish, shrublike, perennial herb; leaves alternate, simple, aromatic when bruised, deeply lobed and appearing 2-pinnately divided, gland-dotted; flowers small, yellow, 4-5-parted, in terminal, erect clusters; fruit a capsule
- 3 ft.
- 12-18 in.
- Grow from seed, stem cuttings, or division
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis
- Skin irritation following contact and sunlight; ingestion causes stomach pain, vomiting, exhaustion, confusion, and convulsions; may be fatal
- Toxic Principle:
- Furocoumarins; rutin, a volatile oil; alkaloids; coumarin derivatives
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Landscape as cultivated herbaceous perennial small shrub; forest or natural areas when escaped and naturalized; weedy in disturbed areas
NCCES plant id: 421