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Tulipa spp.

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Tulip
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Description:
Bulbous perennial herbs; leaves alternate, simple, narrowly straplike; flowers single, erect, 6-parted, cup-shaped, of various colors.
Family:
Liliaceae
Origin:
Asia.
Distribution:
Houseplant or interiorscape; florist plant; landscape in flower garden as hardy bulb.
Poison Part:
Stomach pain, salivation, sweating, nausea, vomiting. Skin irritation with tingling, redness, blisters, and cracks, either immed
Poison Delivery Mode:
Bulbs, stem, flowers.
Symptoms:
Stomach pain, salivation, sweating, nausea, vomiting. Skin irritation with tingling, redness, blisters, and cracks, either immediately or after a delay from contact, and may spread away from the point of contact; an allergic reaction.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Cooked bulbs were reported to be eaten during times of war and starvation.
Toxic Principle:
Tulipalin, a phytoalexin; allergins; glycoprotein.
Severity:
Causes only low toxicity if eaten. Skin irritation minor, or lasting only for a few minutes.
Found in:
Ingestion, dermatitis.

NCCES plant id: 1189

Tulipa spp. Tulipa spp.