This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Black snakeroot, Death camas
- Poisonous Plants
- Perennial herb; leaves mostly at base, alternate, simple, narrow and grass-like; flowers in large terminal clusters, white or cream, 6-parted, each with 1-2 yellowish glands at the base on the upper side; fruit a capsule.
- USA, NC
- Coastal Plain.
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, burning of mouth and throat, salivation, muscular weakness, vomiting, diarrhea.
- Toxic Principle:
- Steroidal alkaloids zygadenine and others.
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area in wet meadows or open woods.
NCCES plant id: 1197