This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Twisted-stalk, mandarin, scootberry
- Poisonous Plants
- Perennial, erect, branched herb; leaves alternate, simple, clasping at base; flowers solitary, 6-parted, bell-shaped, whitish to rose; fruit a red berry, hanging below the leaves.
- USA, NC
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Unknown cases, but suspected due to close relationship with known toxic plants
- EDIBLE PARTS: Tender young shoots with leaves may be added to a salad; a few berries make a pleasant nibble
- Toxic Principle:
- Possibly cardiac glycosides
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area in rich, moist woods
NCCES plant id: 1173